Are frogs rapidly facing extinction?

U.S. News and World Report: If you happen to see a frog hopping around in your back yard, take a good look-- it might not be around for much longer. Ecologists are increasingly warning that due to habitat destruction, widespread infectious disease and climate change, amphibians are facing "extinction in real time." As many as 40 percent of amphibious species, which include frogs, salamanders and newts, could be facing "imminent extinction," according to David Wake, a researcher at the University of California Berkeley. ......

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