Hotter nights may cause rice yields to fall

SciDevNet: Nights are getting hotter and scientists are sweating over the possibility that rice yields may fall as a result. Decreasing rice harvests mean higher prices. That would be a scary scenario in Asia where rice is considered not only a basic food staple but also a political commodity. Shortages of the commodity in 2007-2008 angered consumers across the region and caused some governments to wobble. A 35-year climate trending by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) under its Long-Term Continuous......

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