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  • Climate Change Could Drive Coffee To Extinction By 2080
    By on November 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “Coffee is the world’s favorite beverage and the second-most traded commodity after oil. Now Nick Collins reports that rising global temperatures and subtle changes in seasonal conditions could make 99.7 per cent of Arabica-growing areas unsuitable for the plant before the end of the century and in some areas as soon as 2020. Even if the beans do not disappear completely from the wild, climate change is highly likely (more…)

  • Countdown to Extinction: Brown bats may soon vanish from Northeast
    By on November 4, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Little brown bats, an ecologically essential eaters of pestilent insects, may be extinct in the Northeast within 16 years, researchers predict. The bats, found throughout North America, are dying from the mysterious white-nose syndrome, which has been annihilating bat populations in the northeastern United States since 2006, when it first appeared in New York state.