Climate change may abrade frogs’ ability to withstand road salt pollution

Researchers at Binghamton University have noticed a shift that has rippled through ecosystems due to fluctuating temperatures. Among the most severely affected are spring-breeding amphibians such as wood frogs, who may be lured out of the mud to mate too early. The research focused on several populations of wood frogs in western Pennsylvania, which enter breeding season between mid-March and mid-April. It also addressed a common but sometimes overlooked environmental pollutant: salt. Binghamton University is a NYSERNet member. Read more here: