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Climate Change Threatens Giant Pandas' Bamboo Buffet--and Survival
November 11, 2012
China's endangered wild pandas may need new dinner reservations--and quickly--based on models that indicate climate change may kill off swaths of bamboo that pandas need to survive.
Michigan State University
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