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New species of frog from the Neotropics carries its heart on its skin | EurekAlert! Science News

IMAGE: JUVENILE OF THE NEW GLASSFROG SPECIES (HYALINOBATRACHIUM YAKU) IN LIFE. view more 

CREDIT: ROSS MAYNARD

In the Neotropics, there is a whole group of so-called glassfrogs that amaze with their transparent skin covering their bellies and showing their organs underneath. A recently discovered new species from Amazonian Ecuador, however, goes a step further to fully expose its heart thanks to the transparent skin stretching all over its chest as well as tummy. The new amphibian is described in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Source: New species of frog from the Neotropics carries its heart on its skin | EurekAlert! Science News

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New EPA chief Gina McCarthy will take on sweeping climate agenda – Erica Martinson – POLITICO.com

New EPA chief Gina McCarthy will take on sweeping climate agenda – Erica Martinson – POLITICO.com.

As Connecticut’s EPA Commissioner for five years from 2004 – 2009, Gina McCarthy’s intelligence and grasp of complex environmental issues, progressive actions on behalf of all species, and administrative street smarts turned many heads in the right direction. It’s unfortunate that she will have only three years as head of the Federal EPA, but inevitably may be the only individual capable of hitting the ground running. I wish her well. – Donna Fleischer

What Alternative Energy Taught Us About the Fish that Live in the East River / PLoS Blogs Network

 

 

What Alternative Energy Taught Us About the Fish that Live in the East River | PLoS Blogs Network.