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The most detailed national vegetation US land-cover map to date was released yesterday by the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Scientists claim that frogs and toads are becoming extinct all over the world. Some say it's the same magnitude event as the extinction of the dinosaurs. Scientists fear they could be indicator species -- a sign of possible future damage to other parts of the ecosystem because frogs and toads are especially vulnerable and thus are the first to disappear.
Urban sprawl is gobbling up open spaces in fast-growing metropolitan areas so quickly that it could spell extinction for nearly 1,200 species of plants and animals, environmental groups say.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.