A skin-eating fungus from Europe could decimate Appalachia's salamanders – but researchers are working to prevent an outbreak
The Bsal fungus is not yet here in North America, or any place in the Western Hemisphere, but there is concern that the pet trade is the most likely route for introduction here.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~5 min
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Frogs are harvested as food by the millions every year. A new study shows that uncontrolled frog hunting could drive some populations to extinction by midcentury.
June 12, 2020 • ~8 min
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Beneath their slick skin, some frog skulls sport spines, spikes, and other skeletal secrets called hyperossification.
March 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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After frogs in protected area of Panama died off en masse, the snakes that ate them began to disappear, too. It shows the extent of our "biodiversity crisis."
Feb. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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