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Maya civilization’s collapse linked to climate change: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For a clue to the possible impact of climate change on modern society, a study suggests a look back at the end of classic Maya civilization, which disintegrated into famine, war and collapse as a long-term wet weather pattern shifted to drought.

Thousands more students to study in Asia

More than 10,000 Australian university students will receive grants to study in Asia and thousands more will have access to generous student loans as part of the federal government's strategy to strengthen engagement with the world’s most populous region.

Climate change had political, human impact on ancient Maya

The role of climate change in the development and demise of classic Maya civilization, ranging from AD 300 to 1000, has been controversial for decades because of a lack of well-dated climate and archaeological evidence.

U.S. urged to step up research linking climate change to National Security

Intelligence agencies should take more seriously the implications of global warming, such as by doing more research on the likelihood of social upheaval, a report says.