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Austria's Disappearing Glaciers

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January 16, 2012
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Alpine glaciers are quickly disappearing. Strong evidence shows that Europe's rising temperatures are melting away Austria's glaciers.


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Researchers Find "Alarming" Bumblebee Decline

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The Global Report (Jan. 9, 2011) — 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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Kyrgyzstan: Free from the State Power Grid

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Deutsche Welle (May 28, 2012) — The Central Asian state's high mountains are flecked with glaciers and snowfields. Climate change is causing them to melt faster. Mudslides and floods are threatening the population and its power supply. The country is responding to the new challenge with an awareness-raising campaign. And the sun is being harnessed as a clean and reliable energy source. Hospitals in the country are installing solar panels to cut their reliance on harmful diesel generators during power cuts.
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