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Making Nice: A Battle Cry for Biological Diversity

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Lisa Novick

This reluctance to actively consider something that causes cognitive dissonance or necessitates reappraisal of our actions is reprehensible. This reluctance is the death knell of countless species and ecosystems on Earth that we have come to love and are loathe to imagine the world without.

Frogs in a Warming Climate Pot: Let's Jump Out Now Before We 'Croak'

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

So far, we haven't had the will, and the sense of responsibility, to do what's often inconvenient in order to change the climate trajectory. Too many attempt to stay comfy in individual cocoons, avoiding action and seemingly unconcerned even about their own children, let alone their neighbors on this planet.

Magneto, Master of Magnetism, Has Some Openings On His Team

Graham Nelson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Comedy
Graham Nelson

Think you got what it takes to put the "neato" in Magneto?

Ancient 'Death Scene' Fossil Up For Auction

LiveScience | Wynne Parry | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science

In rare cases, one of life's important childhood lessons — always chew your food properly — becomes fossilized. And now, anyone can own one of th...

It's Not Easy Being Green: Frogs (and Many of Our Other Slimy Friends) Need Help

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

Protecting our amphibians and reptiles will always be a good way not only to protect these animals but to protect the environments we share with them, and the jobs, of all kinds, provided by their delicate, irreplaceable ecosystems.

REVEALED: How Tiny Frog Hears, Even Without Ears

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 09.03.2013 | Science

A small frog native to the Republic of Seychelles lacks a conventional middle ear and eardrum to hear sounds made by other frogs, but new research su...

Scans Show 'Odd Couple' Died Together In Prehistoric Home

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science

Scientists have discovered a burrow in South Africa where two unlikely creatures shared a home before being entombed by a flash flood 250 million yea...

Frogs, Salamanders Gearing Up to Start Their Dangerous Spring Migration Across Busy Roads

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

In the coming weeks, certain species of frogs, toads, and salamanders will emerge by the thousands to migrate to their spring breeding pools. The trip...

Frogs Need More Than a Kiss

Noah Greenwald | Posted 04.27.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Under a mounting barrage of environmental pressures, one in four amphibian species in the United States are now imperiled and worldwide, and 122 species have gone extinct since 1980.

Mutant Frogs, Cleared And Stained

Posted 04.21.2012 | Arts

Brandon Ballengée is a visual artist and a biologist. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that his photographs and installations involve pressing envir...

Rare Frog Seen For First Time Since 1949

Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor: A long-fingered frog last seen in 1949 and feared extinct has come out of hiding in the forests of B...

Frogs Gets Reanimated For A Zombie Dance-Off

Posted 03.07.2012 | Arts

By now, we all know that the only good zombie is a dancing one. The undead in Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video easily topped the list for dearly dep...

Increased Temperatures Could Help These Lizards Adapt To Climate Change

Posted 01.11.2012 | Green

By Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer: When the heat is on, some species of lizards get smarter, new research shows. These lizards are better...

Sergeant Saves Iraqi Frog as Part of "Project Global Amphibian Blitz"

David Kroodsma | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

An intelligence sergeant was at the latrine when he made a discovery: a Lemon-Yellow Tree Frog was sharing the bathroom with him. Back at his computer, he uploaded a photo to iNaturalist, a social network for identifying flora and fauna.

WATCH: Beetle Eats Toad

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.23.2011 | Green

Apparently for this beetle, happiness is a warm toad. In a recent study, Tel Aviv University researchers found that a species of ground beetle can ...

Follow the Evidence and Save the Frogs

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 07.03.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Last week Jon Entine, a visiting fellow with the conservative American Enterprise Institute, attacked the link between the decline of frogs globally a...

Newt Kills Frog With Chemical Warfare

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

2011-03-22-Screenshot20110322at6.55.21PM.jpgTurns out that rough-skinned newts have toxins in their skin to which the bullfrogs have no natural defense against.

Salamander Eating Habits

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

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Almost 10% Of World's Aniamals Are At-Risk Of Extinction

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It said that 20% of mammals were endangered, as were 12% percent of birds and 29% of amphibians. Almost 5% of reptiles were considered threatened, alo...