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Environmental Change in the News 01/30/12 to 02/23/12

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African farmers say heat and drought could threaten rooibos tea

A homegrown solution to the Himalayas' shrinking water supplies

Bangladeshi radio station teaches climate adaptation

Bark beetle to be a focus of restoration efforts

Calif. and Wash. require climate risk disclosure

Calif. legislation would prepare for climate change effects

Climate change causes more mate-swapping among birds -- study

Climate change could be cause of Australia's flooding

Climate change may threaten N.J. cranberry industry

Conservative lawmakers, protecting their beaches, also adapt to climate change

Could climate change put the groundhog out of business?

Data from tree rings may understate cooling effects of volcanoes

Discoveries about the Congo rainforest may have implications for the Amazon

Experts predict dry conditions in Texas will worsen

Extreme summer temperatures are becoming the new normal, study finds

Flooding forces Australia to close mines and evacuate residents

Global warming is drying up Canada's forests

Global warming to disproportionately affect the poor -- study

Heat shortens wheat's life span

Kenya announces climate change action plan

Lawmakers push for flood insurance as new research predicts rising storm surges

Most of the U.S. experiences a balmy winter

New study estimates years of expected life lost due to extreme temperatures

Rains and flooding force Mozambique farmers to try new methods

Record drought prods Mexican lawmakers to approve greenhouse gas emissions cuts

Record dry winter threatens parts of the U.K.

Report says climate damage to fisheries moves faster than Canada's response

Researchers say El Niños and La Niñas may cause more extreme weather as climate warms

Researchers say man's sprawling nitrogen footprint could increase with climate change

Rising temperatures push Andean species skyward

Scientist studies how climate change affected ancient civilizations

Shrubs creep northward into Canada's Yukon

Singapore shores up its banks against a rising tide

Stalagmites help reveal how rainfall affected civilizations

Texas drought finally weakens as winter rains drench state's northeast

Think tank pushes major infrastructure spending to avoid worst impacts of climate change

Tourism, global warming contribute to more shark attacks


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