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Environmental Change in the News 9/4/12 to 9/28/12

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

2011 drought cost Texas more than 300M trees -- survey

As Greenland glaciers melt, mining becomes viable yet risky opportunity

Bigger fires and longer fire seasons may be the West's new normal

Brisbane Airport, 4,000 Australian homes threatened by climate change -- report

Climate change could destroy seal habitat, kill pups

Climate change puts nuclear plants at risk of shutdown

Climate change to have sweeping impact on planet, experts say

Climate change will hinder production, despite record 2012 global grain crop -- report

Coalition of poor nations warns that climate change will cause 100M deaths by 2030

Coral reefs will die without global action, study says

Discovery of WWI relics highlights glacial retreat along the Alps

Drought conditions make pigging out on pork expensive

East African farmers prepare for effects of climate change

El Niño may bring rain to southern U.S.

Experiments in tree mortality suggest grasslands may replace Southwestern forests

Fallen water levels reveal 400-year-old Polish artifacts

Fat at the bottom of Arctic lake indicates its temperature is the warmest in 1,800 years

Globe moves into 'undiscovered territory' with record Arctic sea ice melt

Grim long-term prognosis for the seafood industry

Insurers face bleak financial future unless they push adaptation to climate change -- report

La. utility supports Calif. standards for offsets in delta wetlands

Lack of social cohesion makes urban poor highly vulnerable to climate change

Maldives receives funds for climate change adaptation

More research, better policies needed on climate change migration, experts say

NOAA predicts warmer-than-usual fall with weaker El Niño system

Ocean acidification will exact a severe toll on some nations

Properly managed migration could be key to adapting to climate change

Researchers find some species can adapt to rising acidification from CO2

Sea level rise destroying mangroves in El Salvador

Sportsmen see climate threats, but will they act?

Will water become the chief 'commodity of the 21st century'?

Worst drought in 5 decades expands in U.S.



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