Eastern hellbender voted Pennsylvania’s official amphibian

U.S. 04/16/19, 14:49

Pennsylvania is getting an official amphibian, a nocturnal, unsightly salamander that's sometimes known as a snot otter, lasagna lizard or mud devil. The House voted 191-6 Tuesday to grant the honor to the Eastern hellbender, which can grow to be more ...

Push resumes to recognize official Pennsylvania amphibian

U.S. 02/04/19, 19:08

The Pennsylvania Senate renewed its push Monday to make a slimy and unsightly salamander the state's official amphibian in an effort to highlight the plight of a creature whose numbers researchers say are declining rapidly because of pollution in rivers ...

Tiny salamanders could complicate Shasta Dam project

U.S. 12/26/18, 14:57

A trio of salamander species in Northern California could complicate a controversial $1.4 billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam, the state's largest reservoir.The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday that two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit last ...

In South Africa, endangered frogs get another chance

Africa 10/02/18, 04:45

Conservationists are monitoring some 200 endangered frogs that were released along South Africa's coastline after a captive-breeding program at the Johannesburg Zoo.The release last month of the Pickersgill's reed frogs happened in KwaZulu-Natal province, where the species' wetland habitat along ...

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