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Climate change takes toll on yields of coffee growers in Costa Rica

Monday, March 7, 2011


Shifting temperatures and erratic rainfall are taking a toll on the lucrative coffee crop in Costa Rica.

Yields are way down, part of the reason coffee drinkers here are paying more for their morning cup.

Yields in Costa Rica have dropped dramatically in the last decade, with farmers and scientists blaming climate change for a significant portion of the troubles.

 

Original source: Seattle Times