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Dust Bowl would devastate today's crops, study finds

New study finds a Dust Bowl-scale drought would be comparably destructive for U.S. agriculture today, despite technological advances.

A drought on the scale of the legendary Dust Bowl crisis of the 1930s would have similarly destructive effects on U.S. agriculture today, despite technological and agricultural advances, according to a new study from the University of Chicago.

Additionally, warming temperatures could lead to crop losses at the scale of the Dust Bowl, even in normal precipitation years by the mid-21st century, the researchers concluded.

The study,

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