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Environmental Change in the News 7/16/12 – 7/27/12

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20 dead in Japan floods; thousands ordered to evacuate

African countries to plant 4,300-mile line of trees in hopes of slowing desertification

After a deadly heat wave, concerned health officials prepare for the next scorcher

Bacteria outbreak in northern Europe linked to climate change, study says

Climate change opens up Arctic fisheries

Conservationists work with business to save sockeye salmon

Continuing drought heightens crisis for nation's corn farmers

Could Africa hold the answers to America's drought woes?

Discovering an Antarctic 'Grand Canyon'

Drought-tolerant corn trials show positive early results, but no miracles

Drought begins to take its toll on nation's livestock; effects on food prices still to come

Drought damage in the Corn Belt deepens

Drought hurts shipping industry, raises prices

El Niño conditions may reduce intensity of hurricane season

El Niño event still likely, despite changes

Far from home, a beetle adapts to its new role as biocontrol agent

For American Indian tribes, coping with climate change is ancient history

French earthworm found in Ireland

Greenland ice sheet experiences record melt

Heat wave gives scientists insight into effects of climate change on oceans

Islanders refuse to abandon homes, despite rising sea levels

Latin American villages prepare for climate change

Lawmakers pit climate change against forest thinning in quest for root causes

Many Americans entering middle age shrug off climate change -- poll

Mexico's climate law may not be implemented by new president

Religion will help promote climate change solutions, some evangelicals say

Research finds polar bears ancient and less able to adapt to climate change

Sea levels higher than previously thought during last warming period

Snow leopard's domain under siege by climate change

Sockeye salmon populations in Pacific Northwest declining due to higher temperatures, scientists say

St. Louis on pace to shatter July heat records; 23 deaths reported so far

Tropical butterfly found in Montreal

U.S. drought destroys crops, increases food prices

U.S., but more Rain provides relief to drought-stricken is needed

U.S. roads vulnerable to climate change, new research warns

U.S. thunderstorms drive insurance damage claims in first half of 2012

Utilities concerned about supply almost as much as economic crisis -- study

Weekend floods in Beijing kill at least 37, cause $1.6B in damage

Wis. governor tours drought-savaged state

Wolverines preserve food in snow, scientists suggest



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