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Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Kenya, 2020

Second wave of locusts striking hard-hit East Africa

Huge swarms on scales that had not been seen in decades were reported last year in East Africa, parts of the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and India.

25/01/2021
A locust is held by Israeli researcher at the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University's Faculty

Locusts invade satellite city of India's capital

India, which is battling its worst desert locust outbreak in decades, is using specialist vehicles and fire engines to spray insecticides in at least seven populous states across the country.

By REUTERS
27/06/2020

Countless cicadas set to emerge from ground as part of 17-year life cycle

According to a 1962 study, based on an estimated count from two orchards in Hancock, Maryland, as many as 1.5 million cicadas can appear and cover "around one acre of ground" during their emergence.

Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Kenya, 2020

Locust swarms threaten Middle East, India, Africa amid COVID-19 outbreak

While no swarms are currently expected to impact Israel, Jordan is considered "threatened" , according to a forecast map by the Food and Agriculture Organization.

17/05/2020
A locust is held by Israeli researcher at the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University's Faculty

Iran may use military against locusts threatening crops

Desert locusts had attacked more than 200,000 hectares (494,000 acres) of orchards and farmland in seven of Iran's 31 provinces

By REUTERS
15/05/2020
A locust is held by Israeli researcher at the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University's Faculty

Swarms of locusts expected to plague Africa and Middle East, UN group says

The swarms represent “an unprecedented threat to food security,” according to the Locust Watch website.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/03/2020
Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Kenya, 2020

Iran afflicted by large swarms of desert locusts, amid coronavirus woes

'The density of locusts in the swarms is so high that a 10 to 15-centimeter layer of dead locusts forms on the ground after spraying pesticides.'

05/03/2020
Ducks Kfar Baruch

Will China send 100,000 ducks to help tackle Pakistan's locust plague?

Ducks have been used in the past in China to devour crop-ravaging locusts.

By REUTERS
28/02/2020
Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Kenya, 2020

Bible coming to life? Locusts 'plague' Middle East, Asia, Africa

One swarm in Kenya was three times the size of New York City; the number of locusts could multiply 400-fold by June if not treated, according to reports.

20/02/2020
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