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Amphibian Populations Seen Dwindling

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Amphibian Populations Seen Dwindling

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A long-awaited assessment of frog, toad and salamander populations around the world finds nearly one-third of species are threatened with extinction. Amphibians are widely regarded as indicators of global health, as their highly permeable skin is more immediately sensitive to changes in the environment. The study is in this week's Science magazine. NPR's John Nielsen reports.

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