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Scientists broadly agree that global warming may threaten the survival of many plant and animal species; but global warming did not kill the Monteverde golden toad, an often cited example of climate-triggered extinction, says a new study.
Scientists from Manchester University and Chester Zoo have ventured into Costa Rica with hopes of finding some of the worldâ€™s most endangered frogs.
By Jonathan Allen, Fort Mill Times, S.C. Jul. 21--SAVING THE RAIN FOREST: NFHS Environmental Club at work FORT MILL TOWNSHIP -- Farms have roosters, rain forests have howler monkeys.
The world is growing increasingly flat, with advances in transportation and technology bridging the psychological and physical gaps between points. So it is not so difficult to understand how climate change in one portion of the world could have a direct effect on the rest of us.
The Golden Toad (Bufo periglenes), was a small toad that was once abundant in a small region of high-altitude cloud-covered tropical forests above the city of Monteverde, Costa Rica. It inhabited an area of only about 20 square miles in area. It is now extinct possibly due to climate change brought on by global warming. This species was also known as the Monteverde Golden Toad, Monte Verde Toad, Alajuela Toad and Orange Toad. Adults males measured just about 2 inches long. Unlike most...
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