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Why are we paying for crop failures in the desert?
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Why are we paying for crop failures in the desert?

Taxpayers are on the hook for heat-related crop losses in parched states like Arizona. That needs to change.

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How Germany's ban on harmful pesticides could impact Africa

The German government wants to ban the export of pesticides no longer approved in the European Union. But manufacturers and distributors with their sights set on Africa as a growing sales market are not pleased.
Drought forces Kenya's Maasai to sell starving cattle
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Drought forces Kenya's Maasai to sell starving cattle for a pittance

Cows too weak to stand, with sores on their hides from lying on the ground and ribcages protruding from their sides -- such is the painful sight faced by Kenya's Maasai herders as they struggle to keep their cattle alive in a severe drought.
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How drought and war are really affecting the global food supply

Blistering temperatures and the invasion of Ukraine have fed fears of global shortages—but some regions are suffering much more than others.
Drought in Africa threatens millions of children

Drought in Africa threatens millions of children — UN

As many as 40 million children are "one disease" from catastrophe as the Horn of Africa and Sahel experience the worst drought in four decades, according to UNICEF.
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