Tuesday, August 17, 2004

West/North Africa: more bad news about locusts

"The desert locust situation is now becoming extremely serious in northwest Africa, threatening to overwhelm agriculture in the region," the World Meteorological Organization said in a statement.

"In the coming weeks, the hot, humid weather in the area will provide ideal conditions for locusts to reproduce and the new swarms could start to form by mid-September," the WMO said. (source)
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