Yellowstone science forecasts climate change crunch for amphibians | Montana Untamed



Columbia spotted frog

The Columbia spotted frog went locally extinct at a wetland near Fishing Bridge. A scientist’s 1950s study of the population provided the baseline data for future scientists to document the frog’s decline.




Mention Yellowstone National Park and amphibians aren’t likely to leap to mind. Yet the frogs, toads and salamanders that live in the 3,500-square miles of protected landscape are indicators of the park’s health, as

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How 2020 has revived the once-dying sport of hunting

The year 2020 brought with it a global pandemic, a wave of unprecedented riots and protests across the county, lingering questions over the funding of police departments, and an unsettling sense of the unknown — prompting a massive hike in gun sales in every U.S. state.

Yet the buying spree wasn’t only ignited in a desire for extra personal defense and security. The year also saw a surge in those

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Yellowstone science forecasts climate change crunch for amphibians | Outdoors



Columbia spotted frog

The Columbia spotted frog went locally extinct at a wetland near Fishing Bridge. A scientist’s 1950s study of the population provided the baseline data for future scientists to document the frog’s decline.




Mention Yellowstone National Park and amphibians aren’t likely to leap to mind. Yet the frogs, toads and salamanders that live in the 3,500-square miles of protected landscape are indicators of the park’s health, as

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50-acre Sycamore Creek Farm preserved in Hopewell

the 50-acre Sycamore Creek Farm owned by Tony and Patti Cifelli in Hopewell has been designated for permanent preservation, the D&R Greenway Land Trust has announced.

Tony and Patti Cifelli raised their two children on the land. With the couple’s recent move to North Carolina, son Pete purchased the farm from his parents.

A forest of majestic trees, a stone wall and Christmas fern adjoins acres of farm fields. On

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Liberty State Park public meetings, web design classes, astronomy shows | Upcoming

Public meetings for Liberty State Park go virtual

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has scheduled two public meetings to provide time for in-depth discussion and feedback on the remediation of the interior section of Liberty State Park and the options for active recreation development.

The virtual meeting for Remediation of the Interior of Liberty State Park will take place on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. Register

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Fun things to do with kids in Amsterdam

In so many instances, we pint Amsterdam as a city of grown-ups. But should you travel to Amsterdam with kids? YES! There are so many kid-friendly activities for you to do.

Here are some of our favourite things to do in Amsterdam with your kiddos.

1. NEMO Science Center

This science center is the biggest in the Netherlands. It’s been open since 1998 and is housed in a unique ship-shaped … Read More

Tired of waiting on the government, hungry Americans turn to each other for help

“Well this is an improvement,” said Robinson, who over the past month has returned to the refrigerator for lunch three times a week. “Especially because my husband passed and he was the cook in my house.”

Amid soaring need and an eight-month absence of additional federal relief, vulnerable Americans have turned to each other to make ends meet. They have set up grass-roots networks with food pantries, resource delivery systems

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Outdoor plans for New Year’s? Remember to plan ahead

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)—Friday marks the start of the New Year, and what better way to get 2021 going than by getting out and breathing in some fresh air. Many ski resorts are open with social distance plans in place, and let’s not forget the many walks and hikes across the state, all part of the 10th Annual First Day Hikes program.

This ski season remember to call ahead to make
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Here are The Salt Lake Tribune’s most-read stories of 2020

List includes everything from the desert obelisk to this summer’s protests to the pandemic.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brandon McCormick was beat up by protesters after allegedly brandishing a bow and arrow, after driving his car into the crowd, Saturday, May 30, 2020.

In 2020, you turned to The Salt Lake Tribune for news and information on the coronavirus, the earthquake,

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Final push to turn out voters in Georgia Senate runoff

ATLANTA – Campaigns and outside groups are making a final push to turn out election-weary Georgians whose votes will determine control of the U.S. Senate.

More than 2.3 million people — nearly half the turnout of last month’s presidential election — had already cast their ballots early, in person or by absentee ballot, by Tuesday morning.

With margins in the Jan. 5 runoffs expected to be tight, the campaigns for

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Read the full text of Anchorage’s new ‘easing up’ emergency order

MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE

PROCLAMATION OF ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY ORDER EO-17

ISSUED BY THE ACTING MAYOR OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE PURSUANT TO ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 3.80.060H.

Anchorage has been in a modified hunker down status for the month of December and narrowly avoided overwhelming our public health capacity. New case counts are down and decreasing, due to the collective sacrifices required by our previous emergency order and the individual actions

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Experts Predict Which Industries Will Fail in 2021

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP/Shutterstock
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP/Shutterstock

Industries across the globe have struggled in 2020, but there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. With the rollout of various COVID-19 vaccines, there is some hope that both businesses and consumers alike can get back to normal sometime in 2021. However, not all industries are destined to have a good 2021. Some may actually fail in the year ahead.

Companies can

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Sixty Swans A-Swimming – Flathead Beacon

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Retired ornithologist Dan Casey looked through the trees on the eastern edge of the Flathead Waterfowl Production Area, waiting for something to flit among the branches in response to his call.

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“They usually respond well to this call,” Casey said. “It’s like a generic frequency or alarm call.”

Casey is one of thousands of bird enthusiasts worldwide taking part in the 121st annual Christmas Bird Count.

The

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How One Race Is Making Things Safe When it Comes to COVID-19

Photo credit: Grizzly Media
Photo credit: Grizzly Media

From Bicycling

With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to cancel in-person races, many athletes are feeling virtual event fatigue. There are only so many times you can race yourself against the clock in your own neighborhood.

That’s why Old Man Winter Rally, traditionally a one-day winter biking and running event in Lyons, Colorado, has come up with a new solution.

Want to become a stronger, smarter rider? Sign

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Shelter in place? No thanks, I’m going camping

pokaOn the Friday of an unusually warm weekend in early October, my wife, kids and I raced south on Interstate 57 for almost 4 hours to get in one last camping trip of the season.

There were no reservable sites available online for Coon Creek Recreation Area on Lake Shelbyville, but there were a number of spots we could claim in person. I announced to my family that there would

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After a pandemic car crash, I want to drive a lot less

Before I get into this column about how the coronavirus pandemic and a car crash combined to push me to try shedding my personal vehicle dependence, I want to remind you that I, like you, am also in the future enjoying the infinite wisdom of hindsight.

A few weeks ago, my friend and housemate asked an innocuous question: “What are you doing tonight?”

My answer, which might as well be

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Pennsylvania congressman sees opportunities to close urban-rural divide

Washington – For Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., the COVID-19 pandemic has showed the value – and vulnerability – of regions such as Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District: a 14-county expanse of rural farmland, forests and recreation areas dotted with a major land grant university, energy production and manufacturing.

Thompson, entering his seventh term in Congress as the longest-serving Republican lawmaker from Pennsylvania, said he recognizes the challenges facing his swath of

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Celebrating some of the people who kept the arts alive during COVID | Life

It was a hard year for the arts. After the coronavirus pandemic surged into the United States, touring shows stopped dead, theaters went dark and live performance just about anywhere ground to a screeching halt.

This was true of Charleston, too. It has been a difficult year for musicians, artists, dancers — and yes, writers.

Despite the hardships and the difficulties in rehearsing or performing, some people and groups

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Gingerbread monolith delights San Francisco on Christmas Day

In true pop-up art fashion, a nearly 7-foot-tall monolith made of gingerbread mysteriously appeared on a San Francisco hilltop on Christmas Day and collapsed the next day.

The three-sided tower, held together by icing and decorated with a few gumdrops, delighted the city on Friday when word spread about its existence.

During his morning run, Ananda Sharma told KQED-FM he climbed to Corona Heights Park to see the sunrise when

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10 great games from 2020 for your new Nintendo Switch

We’re now at a point where you can comfortably describe the Nintendo Switch as “mature.” It’s no longer a new device, but one several years into its life, with a robust and varied line-up of games available. There’s a good chance you picked up a Switch to play one of Nintendo’s tentpole franchises — whether that’s Super Mario, Animal Crossing, or Pokémon — but there are a lot

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