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China heat wave pushes up prices as hens lay fewer eggs

China heat wave pushes up prices as hens lay fewer eggs

Scorching temperatures in eastern China have pushed up egg prices because hens are laying fewer in a hotter-than-usual summer, local media reported.

Extreme weather has become more frequent owing to climate change, scientists say, and this will likely grow more intense as temperatures rise, impacting economies and societies around the world.

Multiple major cities in China have recorded their hottest days ever this year, and the country's national observatory issued a red alert on Monday.

And the heat wave is putting not only humans, but animals under stress too. The drop in supply in several provinces has caused egg prices to jump.