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The salamander population in the headwaters of Appalachia is both large and rich in a variety of species. At least in the undisturbed headwaters, that is. UK Department of Forestry scientist Steven Price has determined through a study of 23 Eastern Kentucky headwater streams that mountaintop removal mining and subsequent valley fill takes a toll on the amphibians’ numbers.

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The number 25 is special this year. Not only does 2016 mark Lexington’s 25th year to celebrate Arbor Day, but it is also the 25th anniversary of the founding of The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky.

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