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The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Arabica Coffee (Coffea arabica): Predicting Future Trends and Identifying Priorities

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    a.davis@kew.org (APD); j.moat@kew.org (JM)

    Affiliation: The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Tadesse Woldemariam Gole,

    Affiliation: Environment and Coffee Forest Forum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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    Affiliation: The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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    Affiliation: The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047981
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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 10 Nov 2012 at 00:58 GMT

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Publication: ABC News Radio
Title: “Coffee Threat: Climate Change Threatening Crop? - Health News - ABC News Radio”
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Publication: BBC
Title: “BBC News - Climate change threat to Arabica coffee crops”
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Publication: Bloomberg Business Week
Title: “Climate Change Seen Eradicating Wild Arabica Coffee by Kew - Businessweek”
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Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “How caffeine could become a has-bean: Wild coffee plants may be wiped out by climate change within 70 years | Mail Online”
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Publication: Dallas Morning News
Title: “Climate change could wipe out the wild parent of the world's most important coffee in 70 years, British scientists find | The Scoop Blog”
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Publication: Ecorazzi.com
Title: “Climate Change is now Coming for our Coffee | Ecorazzi”
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Publication: EurekAlert
Title: “New study suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years”
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Publication: Financial Times
Title: “Wild Arabica coffee plants at risk of extinction - FT.com”
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Publication: French Tribune
Title: “Coffee Plants Now Recognized as Endangered | French Tribune”
http://frenchtribune.com/...

Publication: Global Post
Title: “Climate change threatens morning cup of coffee”
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Publication: International Business Times UK
Title: “Climate Change: Arabica Coffee Facing Extinction - IBTimes UK”
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Publication: ioL SciTech
Title: “How coffee could become has-beans - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za”
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Publication: Medical Daily
Title: “Bad Morning: Coffee Bean Could Go Extinct Within 70 Years : Consumer News : Medical Daily”
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Publication: Mother Nature Network
Title: “Climate change threatens your morning cup of coffee | MNN - Mother Nature Network”
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Publication: National Geographic News
Title: “The Last Drop? Climate Change May Raise Coffee Prices, Lower Quality”
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Title: “Climate change threatens sweet smell of morning coffee | Reuters”
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Publication: Science A Go Go
Title: “Wild Arabica coffee facing extinction”
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Title: “Climate Change Threatens Legacy Coffee: Scientific American Podcast”
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Publication: Standardmedia
Title: “Standard Digital News : Lifestyle : Climate change threat to Arabica coffee crops”
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Publication: TG Daily
Title: “Climate change threatens wild coffee populations | TG Daily”
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Title: “Could Arabica Coffee Beans Become Extinct? | The Daily Meal”
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Title: “Arabica coffee 'could be extinct by 2080', report scientists | News | The Grocer”
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Title: “Climate change threatens Arabica coffee crops - thenews.com.pk”
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Title: “Top coffee bean 'could be extinct by 2080'”
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Title: “Coffee threatened by climate change - Telegraph”
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Publication: The Times of India
Title: “Arabica coffee on the verge of extinction - The Times of India”
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Publication: TODAYonline
Title: “TODAYonline | World | Coffee 'threatened by climate change'”
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Publication: TreeHugger
Title: “Arabica Coffee May Be Extinct in the Wild by 2100 : TreeHugger”
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Title: “Climate change threatens sweet smell of morning coffee”
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Title: “Study: Arabica Coffee Could Go Extinct in the Wild « VOA Breaking News”
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Title: “Climate change is making your coffee more expensive”
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RE: Media Coverage of this Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 17 Nov 2012 at 00:28 GMT

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Publication: 3 News
Title: “Coffee under threat from climate change - Story - Environment/Sci - 3 News”
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Title: “Could enjoying a cup of coffee become a thing of the past? | 7online.com”
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Title: “Is Our Morning Java at Risk of Extinction? - Banning-Beaumont, CA Patch”
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Title: “Coffee beans in danger of extinction - Technology & Science - CBC News”
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Title: “Study: Climate Change Could Threaten Coffee Supplies « CBS Atlanta”
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Title: “A jolt for coffee lovers: Arabica beans doomed to extinction? | CTV News”
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Publication: Environmental Leader
Title: “Climate Change Could Kill Off Coffee • Environmental Management & Energy News • Environmental Leader”
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Publication: Foodbeast
Title: “Coffee Plant Facing Extinction by 2080 I Don't Wanna Live on This Planet Anymore | Foodbeast”
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Publication: Food Beat
Title: “Climate Change Could Kill Coffee: New Study Suggests Extinction of Plant | Foodbeat”
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Publication: French Tribune
Title: “Climate Change Affecting Coffee Growth | French Tribune”
http://frenchtribune.com/...

Publication: Greener Ideal
Title: “Wild arabica coffee could be extinct in 70 years, due to climate change - Greener Ideal”
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Publication: GreenPacks
Title: “Arabica Coffee Could Be a Thing of the Past, Thanks to Climate Change - GreenPacks”
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Publication: Herald Scotland
Title: “Dreading the day we're all has-beens | Herald Scotland”
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Publication: Huffington Post
Title: “Coffee Extinction In The Wild, Spurred By Climate Change, Could Occur By 2080, Study Says”
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Title: “Trouble brewing for morning coffee - Indian Express”
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Publication: International Business Times
Title: “Coffee May Be The Latest Victim Of Climate Change”
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Title: “An end to coffee - Ka Leo (University of Hawaii): News”
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Title: “Morning Cup Of Coffee In Peril? New Study Suggest Climate Change Could Kill Arabica Coffee : World : Latinos Post”
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Title: “Climate change: taking a toll on coffee? - latimes.com”
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Title: “Brew hoo! Coffee could disappear by 2080, researchers says - NYPOST.com”
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Title: “Coffee beans at risk of extinction”
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Title: “Will global warming be the death of coffee? | Seattle's Big Blog - seattlepi.com”
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Title: “Try not to panic, but climate change is killing coffee - SlashGear”
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Title: “Coffee threatened by climate change - Tehran Times”
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Publication: Tempo Interactive
Title: “Tempointeraktif.com - Coffee Plant will be Extinct by 2080”
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Publication: The Epoch Times
Title: “Wild Coffee Faces Extinction by 2080, Botanists Say | International | World | Epoch Times”
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Publication: The Inquisitr
Title: “Most Coffee Beans Could Be Extinct By 2080, Says Report”
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Publication: The Register
Title: “Coffee next on climate chopping-block - The Register”
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Publication: The Spec.com
Title: “Coffee beans burn towards extinction by 2080 | TheSpec.com”
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Publication: The Verge
Title: “Scientists forecast extinction of wild coffee plant due to climate change | The Verge”
http://www.theverge.com/2...

Publication: The Week
Title: “Why the world may run out of Arabica coffee - The Week”
http://theweek.com/articl...

Publication: Times of India
Title: “Arabica coffee on the verge of extinction - Times Of India”
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Publication: Triple Pundit
Title: “Could Your Morning Cup of Coffee Become Extinct by 2080?”
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Publication: US News and World Report
Title: “So Long, Joe? World Coffee Supply Could Be Threatened By Climate Change - US News and World Report”
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RE: RE: Media Coverage of this Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 21 Nov 2012 at 23:00 GMT

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Publication: Celsias
Title: “Climate Change Could Kill Off Coffee | Use Celsias.com - reduce global °Celsius”
http://www.celsias.com/ar...

Publication: Grist
Title: “Climate change threatens to wipe out your coffee | Grist”
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Publication: 24 Horas
Title: “¡El café podría desaparecer en 70 años!”
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Publication: ABC De Sevilla
Title: “El café arábiga salvaje podría desaparecer en 70 años por el cambio climático”
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Publication: Agra Net
Title: “International - Climate change threatens wild arabica coffee”
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Title: “Severe, grave and philosophical”
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Publication: All Voices
Title: “Climate change threatens Arabica coffee growing”
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Publication: ArsipBerita
Title: “Biji Kopi Arabika Diperkirakan Akan Punah Tahun 2080 | Arsip Berita Indonesia - Indonesian News Archives”
http://arsipberita.com/sh...

Publication: Australasian Science
Title: “Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years | Australasian Science Magazine”
http://www.australasiansc...

Publication: BaldwinParkPatch Latino
Title: “Is Our Morning Java at Risk of Extinction? - Baldwin Park, CA Patch”
http://baldwinpark.patch....

Publication: BBC Mundo
Title: “El café arábigo en riesgo de extinción”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mund...

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Title: “BBC Radio 4 - Material World, 08/11/2012”
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Title: “BBC World Service - Multimedia”
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Publication: Before It's News
Title: “Arabica coffee extinct in the wild in 70 years | Science and Technology”
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Publication: Berliner Morgenpost
Title: “Wilder Arabica-Kaffee droht komplett auszusterben”
http://www.morgenpost.de/...

Publication: BFMTV
Title: “L'arabica, prochaine victime du réchauffement climatique ?”
http://www.bfmtv.com/plan...

Publication: Canada.com
Title: “Climate change threatens sweet smell of morning coffee | canada.com”
http://o.canada.com/2012/...

Publication: Current TV
Title: “Coffee Beans in Danger of Extinction // Current TV”
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Publication: DeMorgen.be
Title: “Koffieplant sterft mogelijk uit door klimaatverandering - Global Warming - De Morgen”
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Publication: Diario Uno
Title: “Peligra el cafe - A Fondo | diariouno.com.ar”
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Publication: eCanadaNow
Title: “Coffee Bean In Danger Of Going Extinct? Scientists Say So”
http://www.ecanadanow.com...

Publication: ecoblog
Title: “Caffe e cambiamenti climatici, a rischio estinzione la pianta dell'arabica”
http://www.ecoblog.it/pos...

Publication: El Comerico
Title: “Café silvestre podría extinguirse por el cambio climático, según estudio”
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Publication: El Imparcial
Title: “El café arábiga podría desaparecer”
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Publication: Enviornment UK
Title: “Climate change threatens coffee crops | Environment Directory”
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Publication: Enviornmentguru.com
Title: “Climate Change Puts Coffee at Risk”
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Publication: eScience News
Title: “New study suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years | e! Science News”
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Publication: Food in Canada
Title: “Climate change could kill the Arabica coffee bean | Canadian Manufacturing”
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Title: “Fresh Cup Magazine - News & Events”
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Title: “En bref : l’avenir de l’arabica sauvage, menacé par le réchauffement ?”
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Publication: Global Coffee Review
Title: “Study suggests wild Arabica coffee could be extinct within 70 years | Global Coffee Review”
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Title: “Could Your Morning Cup of Coffee Become Extinct by 2080? | greengopost.com”
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Publication: Hamburger Abendblatt
Title: “Erderwärmung - Klimawandel bedroht unsere wichtigste Kaffeebohne - Ratgeber -Wissen - Hamburger Abendblatt”
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Title: “Hindustan Times e-Paper - Hindustan Times (Delhi) - 9 Nov 2012 - ARABICA COFFEE MAY BE EXTINCT IN 70 YRS”
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Title: “Coffee Extinction In The Wild, Spurred By Climate Change, Could Occur By 2080, Study Says”
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Title: “HEALTH - Climate change to kill Arabica coffee”
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Title: “It's too hot for coffee thanks to warming - World News - Independent.ie”
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Title: “Arabica coffee could be extinct before end of 21st centuryIndia4u News Online”
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Title: “Climate Change Could Wipe Out Coffee by 2080 | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building”
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Title: “Interior Design» Study Shows Climate Change Could Wipe Out Your Coffee by 2080”
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Title: “STIRI - PERICOL: Cafeaua arabica, pe cale de disparitie”
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Title: “El clima pone en riesgo el cafe | Noticias de Panama | La Estrella Online”
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Title: “Bere una tazza di caffè al mattino potrebbe presto essere un piacere proibito”
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Publication: LabSpaces
Title: “New study suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years”
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Title: “Le café arabica pourrait disparaître d’ici 2080 à cause du climat”
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Title: “Sweet Smell Of Coffee At Risk | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online”
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Title: “Suomalaisten suosikkiherkku loppuu vuonna 2080? - MTV3.fi - Makuja - Uutiset”
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Publication: nazret
Title: “Ethiopia: Ethiopica (aka Arabica) coffee could go extinct in 70 years, study warns”
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Title: “Breaking IT News | Try not to panic, but climate change is killing coffee”
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Title: “Is the end nigh for coffee? | News.com.au”
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Publication: NewsWorld
Title: “Arabica Coffee Faces Potential Extinction - YouTube”
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Publication: Oman Daily Observer
Title: “Climate change threatens sweet smell of morning coffee | Oman Observer”
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Title: “Le café arabica à l'état sauvage menacé de disparition d'ici à 2080”
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Title: “Les générations futures pourront-elles encore boire du café?”
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Title: “Notre petit café du matin : enfin une raison de se mobiliser pour le climat”
http://www.rue89.com/rue8...

Publication: Salzburger Nachrichten
Title: “Arabica-Kaffee verliert Lebensräume - Salzburger Nachrichten - SALZBURG.COM”
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Title: “Ökologie, Umweltschutz und Katastrophen - 11.11.2012 (SB)”
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Title: “Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years”
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Title: “Wilder Arabica-Kaffee könnte bis 2080 aussterben”
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Title: “Will coffee soon be a thing of the past? | SmartPlanet”
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Title: “Kaffeepflanze: Klimawandel bedroht wilden Arabica-Kaffee - SPIEGEL ONLINE”
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Title: “Standard Digital News : Lifestyle : Climate change threat to Arabica coffee crops”
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Title: “Climate change threatens coffee extinction”
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RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of this Article

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