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A Cary Lecture on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Impacts on Amphibians
by Antonia Shoumatoff in Environment
Wed Oct 26th, 2016

Dr. Lips was one of the first researchers to sound the alarm on massive frog die-offs in Panama and Costa Rica as a result of the chytrid fungus. At her...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 25th, 2016

We haven’t heard much about the Canadian oil sands in recent months.  The low price of oil on the world market has lessened the enthusiasm to produce oil from unconventional...

Saving frogs and salamanders from extinction
Tue Oct 18th, 2016

University of Maryland biologist Dr. Karen Lips looks at the causes of global amphibian declines and extinctions, and offers her prescription for doing something about it this Friday, Oct. 21...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 18th, 2016

Humans have a shameful record of driving species extinct.  The dodo bird was one of the first documented human-caused extinctions. The Labrador duck and passenger pigeon soon followed.   And we...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Mon Oct 17th, 2016

Bright Autumn sun can make for magical moments when shining on yellow, gold and orange leaves. The Shadbush captured here was damaged in Winter ice storms, but still leafs out...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Oct 12th, 2016

The continuing drought in the Northeast forces animals, especially waterbirds, to look farther afield for food, drink and safety. Here a migrating Great Egret and a resident female Wood Duck share a...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Oct 12th, 2016

Ecologists embrace long-term studies of nature.   The 60-year record of rising carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere underlies all our current concerns about global climate change.   Long-term records underpin our recognition of the...

by TMI staff in Environment
Tue Oct 11th, 2016

The newswires report that the German government has voted a non-binding ban on new combustion engine vehicles, starting from the year 2030.  The resolution is in the form of a...

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