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A foothill yellow-legged frog perches on a rock.
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Brome McCreary
Foothill yellow-legged frogs live in the flowing water of rivers and streams, so are especially vulnerable when these shrink to isolated pools.

Scientists assemble a richer picture of the plight and resilience of the foothill yellow-legged frog

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California Sea Otters grooming themselves in the Elkhorn Slough at Moss Landing.
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Htrnr via iStock
Although sea otters only recently recolonized their historic habitat in the Elkhorn Sough, they’re already benefiting the ecosystem.
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Amber hills roll away behind a lone oak tree, with facilities in the background.
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Matt Perko
The rolling hills of Sedgwick Reserve offer a testbed for researchers to probe grassland ecology.
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A school of hammerhead sharks.
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Masayuki Agawa via OceanImageBank
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satellite image of Mississippi River and surrounding towns
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USGS via Unsplash
The Mississippi River and surrounding towns near the border of Arkansas and Mississippi
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Shorebirds on a kelp-laden beach
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Jenny Dugan
Shorebirds forage in kelp wrack on a beach in California
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Power pylons at sunset.
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Matthew Henry via Unsplash
Decarbonizing the grid is the dawn of a new era of electricity.
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Side view of a researcher in a lab, wearing goggles and a white coat, looking down
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Elena Zhukova
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Snow-covered conifers cover the mountains under an overcast sky.
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Joan Dudney
The trees in this lush, temperate forest in the Cascade Range of Washington are likely less resistant to drought than their counterparts in drier regions to the south.

Trees are in trouble