Australia faces worst plague of locusts in 75 years

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Plusieurs millions de criquets devraient s’abattre sur le sud de l’Australie dans les semaines à venir © AFP Photo Samuel ARANDA

Australia’s Darling river is running with water again after a drought in the middle of the decade reduced it to a trickle. But the rains feeding the continent’s fourth-longest river are not the undiluted good news you might expect. For the cloudbursts also create ideal conditions for an unwelcome pest – the Australian plague locust.

The Independent

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