NPR’s Ashley Ahearn interviews Mo: Climate change impacts cascades frogs in the Olympic Mountains, Washington.

frog_on_radioFuture climate models predict more precipitation in the form of rain, less snow and quicker melting snowpacks in the Pacific Northwest. This could mean bad news for alpine frogs that require sustained slow melting snowpacks to feed the pools they breed in and in which tadpoles are reared until metamorphosis. This piece by Ashley Ahearn that aired on NPR’s All Things Considered in August 2013, is an introduction to the work currently being done in this system by many including Wendy, Mo and Amanada.

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