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Adaptation of Butterflies
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One of the bellwether species on the impact of climate change to our environment is the butterfly. Scientists say that warmer temperatures are affecting where butterflies live and breed, causing some species to migrate toward cooler climates near the earths poles. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Black Carbon
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Black carbon, composed of tiny particles of soot, is produced whenever organic substances like fossil fuels, firewood or coal is incompletely burned. These particles are polluting the air and causing serious health and environmental concerns for people around the world. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Coral Reefs
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Scientists are studying coral reefs around the world to discover the impact that warmer temperatures and increased carbon dioxide may have on the life cycle of corals. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Fresh Water in the Arctic
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Scientists are watching the Arctic Ocean closely, and measuring the growing amount of fresh water to see how it could affect the Earth's climate. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Infectious Diseases
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With the threat of a warmer, wetter world and a larger global population, scientists are researching how climate change may impact the spread of infectious diseases,such as cholera and dengue fever, and how outbreaks may be prevented. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Lake Temperatures
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Scientists studying large lakes in northern and tropical latitudes are finding that rising water temperatures are affecting the ecosystems of these lakes. "Changing Planet " is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Melting Mountain Glaciers
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The world's glaciers are shrinking at alarming rates, and many scientists believe it is due to changes in climate. Dr. Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University and Dr. Douglas Hardy of UMass-Amherst discuss glaciers and how they melt, and pay special attention to Africa's tallest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Ocean Acidification
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As higher amounts of carbon dioxide become absorbed by the oceans, some marine organisms are struggling to adjust. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Ocean Temperatures
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Bermuda may be known as a luxurious vacation destination, but it also houses one of the world's leading institutes for ocean studies, called BIOS. Dr. Tony Knap explains how climate change is causing ocean temperatures to rise, and what impacts it may bring around the world. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Rising Sea Levels
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In the past century, as the climate has warmed, sea level rise has accelerated. Scientists predict it will only increase, and they're studying changes in the ocean and land to better understand how and why the water is rising. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Thawing Permafrost
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Because of a warming atmosphere, permafrost -- the frozen ground that covers the top of the world -- has been thawing rapidly over the last three decades. But there is cause for concern beyond the far north, because the carbon released from thawing permafrost could raise global temeratures even higher. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Withering Crops
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As the global population continues to increase, scientists and farmers are concerned about the impacts that climate change could have on the world's crops. To better understand the process of photosynthesis and how plants use water and carbon dioxide to thrive, scientists are studying the stress limits of plants. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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