31 Jul '12, 5am

3000 new species of amphibians discovered in 25 years

3000 new species of amphibians discovered in 25 years

EPA considers ban on herbicide that triggers sex reversal in frogs (06/08/2012) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will weigh a ban on Atrazine, a widely used herbicide linked to sex reversal and other reproductive problems in amphibians and fish. The chemical, which is manufactured by Syngenta, has been banned in the European Union since 2004 but some 80 million pounds Atrazine are applied to corn, sugarcane, sorghum and rice in the United States each year. Frog photos for Save the Frogs Day (04/28/2012) Today is Save the Frogs Day, a global event that aims to raise awareness on the plight of amphibians, which are increasingly endangered by climate change, habitat loss and degradation, pollution, invasive species, overexploitation, and the outbreak of a deadly fungal disease. In recognition of Save the Frogs Day, there are dozens of activities occurring around the ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0731-7000-amphibians.html

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