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What Killed the Mammoths?
September 11, 2013 | National Geographic

What killed the mammoths and other large mammals about 12,900 years ago? Was it humans, climate or an impact event? National Geographic has an article that explores the possibilities.

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The Jehol Fossils of China
February 16, 2014 | National Geographic
A National Geographic article explores the diversity and incredible preservation of China's Jehol fossils. The animals are thought to have been killed, transported, buried and preserved by ash produced by pyroclastic flows. Some researchers described it as a "Pompeii for animals".

Climate Change and Extreme Weather
September 9, 2013 | National Geographic
A National Geographic article titled: Scientists Weigh Climate Change Role in 2012 Weather explores the possibility that human-induced climate change might have contributed to Hurricane Sandy, drought in the Midwest or melting arctic ice.

Climate Change and Crop Disease
September 9, 2013 | BBC
A BBC article explores how climate change could drive the spread of insects and diseases that ruin crops.

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