Beware: Toxic! Chemicals and the Living Planet
Charuplaya treefrog (Hyla callipleura)
Manu National Park, Peru.
Frogs around the world have suffered catastrophic declines in population, as well as a number of malformations including extra limbs and limbs growing in the wrong places. The explanation for the global phenomenon is likely to involve a combination of factors, but chemicals remain suspect, and atrazine is high on the list of likely chemical culprits.