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USF study shows evidence of frogs getting sick from climate change listen

11/15/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A study conducted by the University of South Florida shows evidence that frogs are getting sick more often because of climate change. The research found that fluctuations in temperature decrease frogs’ resistance to a deadly pathogen that is linked to worldwide amphibian declines.

Jason Rohr, co-author of the study and associate professor of Integrative Biology at USF, says the study provides an understanding of how climate change plays a role in the global well-being of amphibians. ...

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Conservation group wants Endangered Species Act protection for reptiles and amphibians listen

07/20/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Earlier this month the Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition to receive Endangered Species Act protection for rare amphibians and reptiles. The goal of this petition is to save 53 species across the country, 10 of which live in Florida.

Collette Giese is an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity who specializes in reptiles and amphibians. She says species like the Florida Scrub Lizard and the Apalachicola King Snake can only be saved if they’re protected under the End...

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