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  1. 'Starling squadrons' to tackle locust plague

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng About 100 counties in Sichuan province are under siege from swarms of locusts descending on rice crops in an average density of 100 per plant, the China News Service reported ... and pesticides to combat the plague. The locusts are expected to head west and north. Xinjiang is preparing for the influx by setting up artificial nests to attract starlings to catch the locusts ...

  2. Locust fight always left too late, says scientist

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The marauding masses of locusts that chomp their way across the north and east of the country each summer could be stopped if authorities took preventive measures rather than purely reacting to the problem when it arises each year, experts have said. Last year locusts ravaged vast swathes of the country, forcing officials to spray expensive and damaging pesticides over ...

  3. Capital prepares to combat locust swarm

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Pest-fighting units in Beijing have been put on alert as a swarm of locusts flies closer to the capital. The insects have already devoured more than 4.6 million hectares of grassland ... for a possible locust invasion,' she said. Ms Jin said the agency had begun to mobilise its staff at the municipality's 10 monitoring stations after officials discovered some of the insects ...

  4. Swarming over locust records

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Ancient Chinese invented many things. A lesser-known innovation was the collection of records of locust infestations over more than 1,000 years. Ma Shijun of the Chinese ... collection of the data to determine patterns in locust populations in a bid to predict future swarms. Contrary to a popular misconception, migratory locusts are solitary insects but during ...

  5. Host city warned as locusts loom

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Raymond Lee Beijing has been warned of a possible locust onslaught during the Olympic Games and authorities in neighbouring Inner Mongolia have been ordered to launch a pre-emptive strike. The capital is particularly prone to locusts migrating from grasslands in the north in August after the larvae emerge from soil. A plague this year could threaten some of the events. 'A possible ...

  6. Fighting plagues demands more funds, says expert

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Global warming worsens threat of locusts and rats The central government must increase spending to prevent plagues of locusts and rodents, which are more likely to occur due ... of locusts and other insects last year, according to the report using Chinese Grassland Society statistics. Half the land has been damaged. Rats and mice last year plagued 37 million hectares ...

  7. Five more diseased trees on heritage list face the chop

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and did not respond to pesticide treatment. The other tree removed yesterday was a south China honey locust, near the southern slope of the mound at Victoria Park. It was suffering from serious ...

  8. Mending the broken earth

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that lets ravenous locusts loose on the world's resources. The head of a leading Washington development think tank has made a modest proposal for the World Bank to play a new role ...

  9. Wanted: an economy to blaze a trail in green growth

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the 500 richest people is the same as that of the poorest 416million. Greedy governments and their powerful corporate allies are like ravenous locusts stripping the world of precious resources. ...

  10. 'This year is the worst. Everything we planted just dried out and died'

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... planted just dried out and died,' Ms Wang said, surveying the cracked earth below her house. A fine dust coats everything in the village and locusts fly above dead rice plants in terraced ...




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