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Climate change projected to boost insect activity and crop loss, researchers say


August 30, 2018

In a paper published Aug. 31, 2018, in the journal Science, a team led by scientists at the University of Washington reports that insect activity in today's temperate, crop-growing regions will rise along with temperatures. Researchers project that this activity, in turn, will boost worldwide losses of rice, corn and wheat by 10-25 percent for each degree Celsius that global mean surface temperatures rise. Full Story

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