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Helping smallholder cotton farmers to sow seeds of sustainable cotton production

Climate change has had a severe effect on Pakistan’s cotton production in recent years, with around two-thirds of its crop production being lost. This in turn has placed millions of jobs, especially for women, under threat.

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Survey suggests climate change has reduced presence of invasive Argentine ants

A nearly 30-year survey, conducted at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, has found that the distribution of Argentine ants has shrunk as a result of climate change. Meanwhile, native species are faring better.

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Global warming increased U.S. crop insurance losses by $27 billion in 27 years, Stanford study finds

Higher temperatures attributed to climate change caused payouts from the nation's biggest farm support program to increase by $27 billion between 1991 and 2017.

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2020 election may determine climate's future: State and business climate

The 2020 US election is not just about the next four years of US policy, this election will also determine the role of the United States in the Climate Decade.

Warmer, drier, browner: Climate scientists connect drought and human-caused climate change

Warmer, drier, browner: Climate scientists connect drought and human-caused climate change

The western United States has experienced such intense droughts over the past decade that technical descriptions are becoming inadequate. In many places, conditions are rocketing past "severe," through "extreme," all the way to "exceptional drought."

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Climate change alters tree demography in northern forests

The rise in temperature and precipitation levels in summer in northern Japan, has negatively affected the growth of conifers and resulted in their gradual decline, according to a 38-yeaer-long study in which mixed forests of conifers and broad-leaved trees were monitored by a team of researchers from Hokkaido University.

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