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  1. New Forecast Tool Gives Countries Edge Against Desert Locust InvasionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | Voice of America

    A new satellite forecast tool could more than double the warning time for desert locust invasions, allowing vulnerable nations to prepare better against the crop-eating grasshoppers, the United Nations and European Space Agency said Wednesday. Desert locusts, found mainly in the Sahara, across the Arabian Peninsula and in India, pose a major threat to agricultural production when migrating in swarms, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says.

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