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India is using drones and fire trucks to fight its worst locust invasion in almost 30 years

India is using drones and fire trucks to fight its worst locust invasion in almost 30 years
Wednesday 3
8:30 2020

New Delhi (CNN) As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation -- the worst locust swarm the country has seen in almost 30 years. Waves of desert locusts -- millions strong and stretching up to 7 kilometers (4 miles) long -- crossed into India's western state of Rajasthan from neighboring Pakistan in early May and swarms have since pushed into five different states in search of food. The desert locust is the most destructive of all locust species because of its speed and ability to multiply ...

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CNN : India is using drones and fire trucks to fight its worst locust invasion in almost 30 years

Summary: New Delhi (CNN) As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation -- the worst locust swarm the country has seen in almost 30 years. Waves of desert locusts -- millions strong and stretching up to 7 ...

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