The Mexican side of the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, a border bridge that crosses the Rio Grande River linking Hidalgo, Texas, with Reynosa, Mexico, seen on August 18, 2014.(Photo: MICHAEL REYNOLDS, EPA)
The number of people moving from Mexico to the United States has dropped sharply over the past decade. But researchers say a new force could drive more people across the U.S.-Mexico border in the coming decades: climate change.
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As global temperatures continue to climb, dry regions across the world have become more susceptible to drought. That includes northern Mexico, where increasingly intense dry spells are expected to reduce crop yields in rural, agriculture-dependent areas, potentially giving people more reason to seek better opportunities in the United States.
Researchers who study the link between global warming
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