News tagged with deserts

Satellites forewarn of locust plagues

Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.

dateJun 13, 2017 in Environment
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Study of relocated desert tortoises reveals a surprise

Results of a study on the relocation of a community of desert tortoises in California has unveiled a mystery: When moved only a short distance from their habitat, the females in the group assimilated to their new location ...

dateMay 25, 2017 in Ecology
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