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As climate-fueled weather disasters hit more U.S. farms, the costs of insuring agriculture have skyrocketed

Critics of the federal program say it encourages more carbon-intensive farming and are calling for Congress to lower subsidies for big, wealthy producers.

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Climate change strains Pa. farmers with extreme heat, floods, droughts

Hugh McPherson, a fifth-generation farmer in southeastern York County, has stopped growing the perennial favorite McIntosh apple and has switched to varieties that fare better in warmer climates.

BC faces historic drought

Canada’s wettest province faces historic drought — and a precarious new future

From grasshopper infestations to water restrictions, B.C.’s drought is affecting all corners of the province in ways surprising and predictable. Is the government doing enough to lead?
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First scorched, then soaked: weather whiplash confounds farmers

As the war in Ukraine disrupts the global grain market, a volatile climate leaves Kansas on track to harvest its smallest wheat crop in decades.
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2023 record-setting extreme heat

2023 is on track to be the hottest year on record

This year is increasingly likely to become the hottest year on record, due to a rapidly strengthening El Niño weather pattern and unprecedentedly hot summer.
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July's heat waves, high ocean temperatures shows extreme weather to come

A glimpse of a more tumultuous future seemed on full display throughout July, a month packed with weather anomalies that exceeded any definition of normal.
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Vermont was seen as a climate haven. This summer has complicated that image.

Catastrophic flooding, wildfire smoke and shuttered beaches have pushed Vermonters to reexamine the state’s reputation as a refuge from the worst effects of climate change.