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Friday, August 10, 2007
Flushing away our future: wastewater putting frogs on endangered list
Sat 04 Aug 2007
Page: E1 / FRONT Section: Weekend Extra Byline: Kenyon Wallace Source: The StarPhoenix "There's a recognized worldwide decline in frogs," says Vance Trudeau, a University of Ottawa biologist who has been investigating the phenomenon for decades. "Common pharmaceuticals, habitat destruction, and increased UV exposure because of ozone depletion -- that's what we're looking at." ...... Trudeau believes the chemicals we flush down our toilets and drains are wreaking havoc on our ecosystems......." [the frogs that lived on the eastern side of the Franklin mts are no longer there...]
Posted by Elpaso at Friday, August 10, 2007