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Climate change is driving many amphibians toward extinction

A new “gut punch” of a study in the journal Nature shows that more than 40 percent of frogs, salamanders and other amphibian species are at risk of vanishing.
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800 species to become extinct due to climate change - study

Climate change is presenting a growing threat to many animals, particularly amphibians and reptiles.
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Frogs in Puerto Rico croak at a higher pitch due to global heating

The frogs appear to be decreasing in size at warmer temperatures, which causes their croaks to become high pitched. If the trends continue, the heat could become too much for the sensitive amphibians to survive successfully, researchers have said.

Frogs vs. climate change: How long can they stand the heat?
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Frogs vs. climate change: How long can they stand the heat?

New research compiles the “heat tolerance” of 616 amphibian species — and reveals how much more we need to know.
Thousands of dead and dying frogs found across Australia

Thousands of dead and dying frogs found across Australia

Researchers are trying to decipher the mystery and prevent long-term damage to amphibian populations, an indicator of ecosystem health.
The Lord God bird and dozens of other species declared extinct in 2021

The Lord God bird and dozens of other species declared extinct in 2021

This year scientists identified birds, lizards, orchids and other species that have been lost. How many more will follow?
What we've lost: The species declared extinct in 2020
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What we've lost: The species declared extinct in 2020

Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species — many unseen for decades — may no longer exist due to humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.
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