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Researchers Find "Alarming" Bumblebee Decline

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January 9, 2011
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Four previously abundant species of bumblebees are close to disappearing in the United States, according to researchers in a new study confirming that the agriculturally important bees are being affected worldwide.


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Drought Blamed for Fall of Mayan Civilization

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Reuters (May 15, 2012) — Researchers in Mexico say the mighty Mayan civilization that thrived in central America for 2700 years from 1800 BC, might have been brought down by climate change. Based on research deep underground, the scientists say there's evidence of long-term drought during the period of population decline.
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Researchers Investigate Decline of Beverly Caribou Herd

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CBC (June 20, 2013) — Researchers are trying to determine if a the Beverly caribou herd is continuing to decline. A survey two years ago indicated its population was half what it was in the early 1990s.
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Sea Lion as Scientist: Animals Help Stop Decline

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AP (Jan. 2, 2013) — Seventy-five percent of Steller Sea Lions have vanished in the North Pacific. Now, a team of researchers near Vancouver, British Columbia, is working with trained sea lions to figure out why the population is in such steep decline.
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