Friday, April 28, 2006

Fungal Frog Killer on the Rise Due to Global Warming

From EARTHWATCH RADIO:  Program script for 27 April 2006
by Adam Hinterthuer

Researchers recently found that warmer temperatures are spreading an exotic fungus through rainforests in the mountains of Costa Rica, and they say the warm weather is bad news for frogs.

"Widespread amphibian extinctions from epidemic disease driven
by global warmin
" by Pounds et al. Nature 439, 161-167 (12 January 2006)

"Extinctions linked to climate change" EurekAlert (11 January 2006)

Global Amphibian Assessment

"Amphibians in Dramatic Decline," International Union for Conservation of Nature (14 October 2004)

"Status and Trends of Amphibian Declines and Extinctions Worldwide" by Stuart et al. Science (14 October 2004)

"Global Survey Documents Puzzling Decline of Amphibians" Science (15 October 2004), vol. 306, p. 391

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