What frogs can teach us about the state of the world

By tracking amphibian songs, citizen scientists are helping us understand what's happening to our environment.

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Rising seas threaten coastal sewers

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England’s waterways as polluted as they were 4 years ago

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Why North Carolina has giant lagoons of pig poop

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'A savagely broken food system': Cory Booker wants radical reform ... now

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Scientists use seaweeds to travel back in time

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Japan bans German pork imports over African swine fever

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Trump administration moves forward with Gulf fish farming plan despite court decision

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Some mosquitoes already have resistance to the latest weapon against malaria

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Did pangolin trafficking cause the coronavirus pandemic?

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