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Locusts swarm Israel’s desert in worst infestation in decades
Huge swarms of newly hatched locusts have started their march across the sands of Negev Desert in Israel, eating much of the nation’s technologically produced farmland, and teams of exterminators have been working nonstop to fight off the threat, NBC reported.
It’s the worst infestation in decades, NBC reported.
Scientists said the locusts have come from Sudan through Egypt into Israel, where they mated and laid eggs — in the desert sand — which are now hatching.
When millions band together, they resemble a green carpet that moves.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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