Extreme locust plague shown swarming Kenya in new video

Extreme locust plague shown swarming Kenya in new video

No, these aren’t fields blossoming with yellow flowers. It’s a swarm of ravenous locusts. 

A biologist at Penn State University, David Hughes, posted footage of locusts swarming over Kenya on Saturday. Hughes is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) to research the growing locust plagues in Kenya — which the U.N. says could be the worst in 70 years.

Locust plagues, numbering in the billions of frenzied, flying grasshoppers, are essentially impossible to stop once they’ve grown wings and swarm over hundreds of square miles of land, “We’re not going to solve this problem as a human society anytime soon,” Rick Overson, the research coordinator at Arizona State University’s Global Locust Initiative, told Mashable in January. Read more…

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