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Arroyo toads are disappearing from former range

Arroyo toads’ have seemingly weathered long-term drought in California, but the desert specialists are still disappearing from some of their former wetland breeding sites. The arroyo toad (Anaxyrus californicus) is only found in California in

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Road salt leads to bloated wood frogs

A growing body of evidence suggests that the road salt used to melt snow on highways, roads and sidewalks in northern areas is trickling into the environment, affecting both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Too much

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TWS2021: eDNA techniques detect ranavirus

Environmental DNA techniques can detect a deadly virus in amphibian ponds, giving wildlife managers critical information about how to best protect vulnerable amphibian species. Ranavirus is deadly to amphibians. “It’s associated in die-offs in a