Nature World News recently spoke with Mike Carmon, a meteorologist who studies the very extreme weather atop New Hampshire's Mt. Washington. Scientists in 1932 clocked winds there of 231 mph; researchers have had a wild-and-wooly view of weather there ever since then.
Half the world's salamanders live in North America, doing their essential job of consuming insects and being an important part of the food chain. Do we want them to go extinct, like the Netherlands' fire salamanders, prey to a fatal fungus that may arrive on imported pets?