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Environmental Change in the News 2/24/12 to 3/01/12

Reprinted from ClimateWire with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC. 202-628-6500.

A mild drought spelled doom for the Mayan empire

As Alaska warms, yellow cedars lose ground -- study

Bay Area divided on response to climate change

Calif. officials use king tides to prepare people to cope with rising sea levels

Climate models' uncertainty spells difficulty for growers of chocolate, coffee and other tropical crops

Clouds forming lower in the atmosphere may slow global warming

Consumer group says insurers are overcharging to cover disasters

Forest Service enlarges program to deal with climate-related threats

For some animals, climate change offers a chance to flourish

Health of world's oceans and fisheries flows into agenda for Rio talks

Horse fossils suggest that climate change may lead to smaller mammals -- study

In century-old DNA, clues to a changing climate

Lack of rainfall threatens rice crops in south Texas

Less ice means more hungry polar bears coming ashore

Melting ice increases the need for Canadian Navy in the region

New research finds ocean vents are harbingers of an acidic future

New study finds epic Russian heat wave most likely caused by climate change

Soot is causing Himalayan glaciers to melt faster

Trio of new state measures will push for more energy-efficient buildings

U.K. subs to measure Arctic sea ice decline from the bottom


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