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Beware: Toxic! Chemicals and the Living Planet

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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.

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