Tiny Frog Last Seen In 1962 Found In The Mountains Of Zimbabwe

The source of the unusual whistle turned out to be an unimaginable treasure: a rare cave-dwelling frog that had not been seen in over 50 years.  This is Arthroleptis troglodytes, also known as a “cave squeaker.” Becker took the first photos of the species ever.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cave-squeaker-frog-zimbabwe_us_58980f07e4b0c1284f26b92d

Europeans move toward powering their trains with renewables

In the Netherlands, every electric train running on the Dutch railway network has relied entirely on wind energy since 1 January. The network, NS Dutch Railways, is using an energy company’s turbines to generate the energy needed to power its entire electric fleet.

Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/13/1633370/-Open-thread-for-night-owls-Europeans-move-toward-powering-their-trains-with-renewables

Second Group of the Once-Extinct African Oryx to Be Released Into the Wild

This week, conservationists will release 23 scimitar-horned Oryx dammah into the Ouadi-Rimé Ouadi-Achim Faunal Reserve in the African nation of Chad, reports New Scientist. They will join the 25 oryx released into the grasslands in August, boosting the population of an animal that went extinct in the wild in the 1980s.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/herd-oryx-once-extinct-wild-grows-180961844/#dgedQKX46UV41iD1.99