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High-Living Frogs Hurt By Remote Oil Roads in the Amazon

Environment  (tags: animals, environment, energy, ecosystems, oil roads, overdevelopment, destruction, world, wildlife, protection, pollution )

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Often touted as low-impact, remote oil roads in the Amazon are, in fact, having a large impact on frogs living in flowers in the upper canopy,

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Winnie A (179)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 7:08 am
Well that's certainly no surprise to anyone . . . . . This is wrong on so many levels

pam w (139)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 9:45 am's NOT a surprise!

It's also no surprise that they get away with this kind of environmental irresponsibility.

June Bostock (50)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 12:08 pm

Tanya Selth (0)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 12:11 pm
this is such a sad read

Soda Soule (1)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 12:25 pm
humans need to CHANGE~!

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 12:29 pm
Very sad, thanks for sharing.

Don Schwarz (5)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 12:39 pm
Thanks, Cal. Yes, we MUST change. And some of us have, a little, but I fear for all other living things.

Joy M (169)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 1:07 pm
So, so sad.. noted.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 1:08 pm
Oh my God! Have a look at those poor little animals, so powerless in their own environment.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 1:11 pm
All in the name of progress., non human animals suffer.

Roger G (154)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 1:34 pm
noted, thanks

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 1:44 pm
That sucks. When will people ever take a good step back to see what is happening? Plus even care????? Soon I hope. Thanks Cal

Kenneth Davies (0)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 2:12 pm

Autumn Brook (23)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 2:17 pm
We The People all over this world Know exactly what is happening Unless we use our pockets and improvise using less fossil fuels and stay active within our local governments to advocate for the better energy that works in unison with this planet it will continue to push for its eternity which continues to destroy with no fear of the costs. Seek legislatively to have your State Capitals to Divest out of fossil fuels This is sweeping across our Country right now Please take the time and speak to your leaders Who will allow public forums on this. Take your power back We can do this and must stay vigilant against fossil fuels.

Jessica Grieshaber (7)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 2:50 pm
noted. thank you for sharing

Kamia T (89)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 4:09 pm
Scientists were surprised? Really? Because animals and amphibians can't feel vibrations in water; can't tell carbon when it's emitted, or increased dust; can't tell the difference between pristine rain forest and encroachment? Of course they can! Any time a species feels threatened there are two first lines of defense - move away and quit reproducing. No surprise here.

Judith C (159)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 4:37 pm

. (0)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 5:00 pm
That's too bad. Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Christine S (134)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 5:08 pm
A good reason to drive fuel efficient vehicles or drive as little as possible.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 5:12 pm
Animal rights!

Marianne R (95)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 5:24 pm
Sadly noted

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 6:21 pm

Debra Tate (17)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 7:55 pm
Very sad, thanks for sharing

Lyn Romaine (108)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 9:18 pm
Sadly Noted.

Dietrich S (52)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 11:35 pm
n&s. Stop robbing ecosystems from our animal fellow beings endangered more and more by human greed and overpopulation!

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 12:11 am
thank you

Bridget R (106)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 1:10 am
Noted. I find the choice of the word 'exploited'. Interesting. The article says that they should find different ways to exploit the oil. That is very telling in of it self.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 1:15 am
Once again pursuit of oil is the cause.We need to find another source of fuel before the damage done to the planet becomes irreversible.

Wannee Tinaphong (0)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 1:20 am

Frances Darcy (133)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 1:22 am
I agree with all the above comments..

Faye Swan (23)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 1:28 am
Noted & taken to heart!

Athena F (131)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 2:00 am

Sylvie A (193)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 3:58 am
Je ne suis pas du tout surprise, malheureusement.. Notée. Merci.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 4:01 am
Long live the frog!

Ruth C (87)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 6:13 am
Very sad

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 6:43 am
noted, thanks

Azle B (17)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 8:20 am
If the roads could be replaced by air support or rivr or even trains there would be a saafe envrironment for the frogs.

cynthia l (207)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 11:20 am
"The findings take on a new urgency as Ecuador is moving to allow more oil drilling inside Yasuni National Park, after dropping its Yasuni ITT-Initiative. This ambitious initiative which would have left three remote blocs in the park (Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini) untouched by oil development if the international community agreed to pay half the revenue for the untapped oil: $3.6 billion. Proponents touted the initiative as a bold way to mitigate climate change, conserve biodiversity, and safeguard indigenous people, while some critics labeled it as a new form of "blackmail." However, funds raised for the initiative would have gone into a United Nations Development Program for funding renewable energy and other select community development projects. But last year, Ecuadorean President, Rafael Correa, said he was dropping the initiative as funds weren't rolling in fast enough.

"The world has failed us," Correa said at the time. "I have signed the executive decree for the liquidation of the Yasuni-ITT trust fund, and with this, ended the initiative."

Correa has said that exploratory drilling will begin this year in the remote ITT blocs. However, activists in Ecuador are working on having a national referendum on the issue. Correa has come out against such a referendum, while his administration has recently shuttered a well-known local NGO, Fundación Pachamama, for its opposition to oil drilling in indigenous areas. "


this is disgusting greed. We and the wildlife are the losers. WE desperately need to find other energy sources other than oil.
It is fascinating about these bromeliad dwelling frogs and other diversity of life in the canopy of the beautiful trees

Victoria Oakey (124)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 11:28 am
Equador needs protecting now. Sad news. Thank you for the information.

S S (0)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 12:29 pm
Thank you.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 6:28 pm
Thank you. Disappointed with the news.

roman Klevets (1)
Friday January 17, 2014, 1:00 am

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday January 17, 2014, 8:42 pm
Another reason to replace oil with non poisonous resources.

Jane H (139)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 6:09 am
sadly noted

Kira Leeon (13)
Monday January 20, 2014, 9:30 pm
Shared with the Frog and Tadpole Study Group in Australia.

Betty Kelly (4)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 10:54 am
Oil poisons everything it touches.
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