How Assam’s tea is beginning to feel the strain of global warming

Independent: Lush green tea plantations, so bright they often look fluorescent, blanket the hills of Assam in northeastern India. Women plucking the leaves in black aprons with large baskets on their backs dot the gardens that contribute to India's production of nearly a third of the world's tea. But this picturesque industry that the British began in the early 19th-century faces a very modern problem: climate change. Researchers and planters worry that a rise in temperatures and change in rainfall patterns......

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