Where Have All the Frogs Gone?

Did you know that frogs are now endagered species? An affliction has been besetting frogs all over the world and biologists say that this has something to do with global warming. However at this stage, researchers still can’t place it all in one solid explanation. One thing is for sure, frogs are dying globally and in massive numbers at that.

Do you remember the time when you could hear frogs croaking in unison. We never stopped to think about it but sure enough we no longer hear those phenomenal frog conciertos anymore. As early as 1996, the Sierra Nevada frogs were noticed to be decreasing in numbers. Whereas before, they croaked and leaped in abundance both in the low and high of the Sierra Nevada ranges, the last survey in 1999 came up with only 2 Sierra frogs remaining.

In 2003, Conservationsts sued the Fish and Wildlife Services for refusing to list the frogs under the Endangered Species Protection program. They wanted to give the frogs protection from several factors they considered as detrimental to the frogs existence, namely: grazing, recreation, dams and water diversion, roads and predation.

They scored a victory in 2006 when the Federal judge ordered the Fish and Wildlife Services to list the Yellow-legged frog and the Yosemite toad under the Endangered Species Protection program. So they thought, the problem will be kept under control.

Recent developments however showed that frogs all over the world are dying and in massive numbers including those in tropical countries. What the Sierra Nevada folks thought as an isolated case was happening globally. That’s the reason we no longer hear the “blidits” and the croaks nor see them hop-hop- hopping along the road as we pass by the mountainsides. In fact, can you remember those times when you saw bodies of frogs on the roads obviously  victims of hit and run incidents?    

Scientists have now devoted their time in researching for answers and to find out what seems to be wiping out these frogs on the face of the Earth. Actually, it’s no longer just a matter of frogs dying, the issue is now about biodiversity – where every living thing, even in the minutest of form is essential to maintain a balanced ecology. 

They have considered global warming and the rise in temperature. They have connected it to a certain fungus but this fungus was supposed to have been extinct a long time ago. Scientists remain baffled while frogs continue to die.

If the next generation ever gets to read about the frog prince, kids in the future will never get to see a real frog and understand why the princess refused to kiss it.

For more information about the plight of these frogs, read a related article entitled “Sierra Frogs- Will They Survive Global Warming” by following this link.   

http://www.brighthub.com/environment/science-environmental/articles/20688.aspx…

Luxurious Ojai Resort is Like Attending 5-star College

While the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa bills itself as a “spa village,” a better description might be Getaway University, with its campus full of activities and honest-to-goodness classes in the finer points of life.

The Ojai Valley Inn is a little off the beaten path, 13 miles off Highway 101 with the exit just north of Ventura. This detour takes you to the Ojai Valley, a serene setting amongst a picturesque range of modest mountains. About 10 miles long and three miles wide, the valley has just enough room for a small town – a kind of artists’ enclave – and the sprawling 800 acres occupied by the Ojai Valley Inn, its village and its golf course.

The inn dates back to 1922 when a wealthy Ohio glass manufacturer and philanthropist commissioned famed architect Wallace Neff to build a country club in a Spanish Colonial style. The 18-hole golf course was designed by George C. Thomas, also a famous designer. Even those who don’t golf can still appreciate today the broad fairways and scenic vistas that are visible from almost every part of the property.

Over the years, the 308-room inn has become much more than a country club and was, in fact, recently awarded AAA’s five-star designation, making it one of only 15 properties in California to reach such lofty status. The award – which comes on the heels of a $90 million renovation — is predicated on service and amenities that are the best mere mortals can receive, and the Ojai Valley Inn does not disappoint.

When we arrived for our brief stay, a valet and a couple of bellmen were instantly at our service and check-in was quick and painless. We were driven to our suite on a golf cart, snaking along the curvy path, up and down hills until we reached our building, located adjacent to the spa and alongside a picture-postcard golf fairway. A little questioning of our bellman and we learned that about 45 percent of visitors come to Ojai for the golf, about 45 percent for the spa and the other 10 percent just to enjoy the surroundings.

As you can imagine, our suite was quite stylish and tastefully decorated. It wasn’t as large as a traditional suite that may offer entirely separate living and sleeping areas, but the room was quite spacious and there was good separation between the four-poster bed with its comforter bench and the L-shaped couch, the centerpiece of the living area. There were plenty of extra touches from plushy couch pillows to a variety of lamps, to landscape paintings adorning the walls. The feel was much more like a residence than a hotel room, and right out the sliding glass door was a patio and breakfast table with views of the golf course and nearby mountains.

The bath area deserves special mention: it had a long, deep soaking tub, a separate shower area, separate enclosed toilet room and a double granite vanity. Hanging in the closet were …

Atmosphere of Vienna Hotels are Friendly and Relaxing

Vienna is one of the largest city of Austria. Vienna is in the east of the country of the river Dnaube. It is also an administrative district. Many old buildings, churches and museums are there in this city. In Vienna , Classical music and opera are very famous.

Vienna is also the name of the song about the city, by the British group Ultravox. Vienna has lots of things to offer like Art and Culture, Sports and Relaxation, Pleasure and Recreation. Vienna hotels are good for tourists. alla-lenz . This hotel is located in center of Vienna. They offers you luxury, breakfast, apartment’s accommodations and elegant rooms with internet access. Accommodation in Vienna includes everything from low budget to designer hotels.

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Saigon Singles at Vietnam Single Dating Site

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Buy Poppers in Order to Enjoy Recreational Activities

Poppers have been a prescribed medication since years in countries like U.S.A, Europe etc. People buy poppers in order get immediate pleasures. Poppers are chemical compounds made up of alkyl nitrates. They are inhaled directly for recreation purposes. They are used as primary ingredients in various products like liquid aroma, video head cleaner and liquid incense.

Our body’s blood vessels are surrounded by some smooth muscles. The purpose of buy popper is to relax these smooth muscles whenever, an individual inhales the liquid. Due to relaxation of smooth muscles the blood pressure starts sinking, further leading to increased flow of blood into the blood vessels because the heart races to fill the empty space created in the blood vessels. As a result, this excessive flow of blood leads to increased sensation of touch and taste. They also act as catalyst for enhanced and extended sexual activities. These products are very much popular in discos and bars. Inhaling these scented solutions of poppers lead to better enjoyment of the sensational activities. But the effect of the scented aroma lasts only for3-5 minutes, so, users need to inhale the liquid after regular intervals of time.

However, there are no long term psychological or physical disorders related to the use of poppers, but excessive use of poppers can lead to severe headache or a little blackout. Moreover, physical contact with the liquid can lead to irritation or rashes on lips, cheeks or nose. Poppers are highly inflammable and must be kept away from cigarettes and lighters.

Though, there are many websites that sell scented aroma poppers but before purchasing one for yourself, make sure that you buy branded poppers. So, if you want to add all the more life to your parties and restaurants, then buy poppers for yourself and keep rocking all day and night.…