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Source of Amphibian Fungus Pinpointed

A researcher from South Africa thinks he's found the source of a mysterious fungus that has been killing amphibians since the early 1990s. The chytrid fungus has been linked to huge amphibian die-offs around the world. NPR's John Nielsen reports.

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John Nielsen
John Nielsen covers environmental issues for NPR. His reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. He also prepares documentaries for the NPR/National Geographic Radio Expeditions series, which is heard regularly on Morning Edition. Nielsen also occasionally serves as the substitute host for several NPR News programs.