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Locust Swarms Fill Antananarivo Skies

Locust swarms filled the skies over Madagascar’s capital this week. However, an expert says it does not mean the locust plague in the nation has returned. Annie Monard said the locust swarms over Antananarivo were caused by “exceptional weather” for the city -- high temperatures and winds blowing towards the capital. Usually, she said, the locusts won’t fly there because of the city’s altitude and lower temperatures. Monard is in charge of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s...

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