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Study reveals climate change may expand locust swarms into new areas

A recent study highlights the potential expansion of locust swarms into new regions due to global warming, posing significant threats to agriculture and food security.

Bob Berwyn reports for Inside Climate News.

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Climate change is threatening these Californian fruits and nuts

California's specialty crops of almonds, peaches and walnuts are under particular threat as crop-destroying insect populations increase due to warmer temperatures.

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This Sask. lab is studying agricultural pests — even before they arrive on the Prairies

Research done in the lab could help prevent future insect pest outbreaks and develop pest-resistant crops.
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Discovered in collections, many new species are already gone

Scientists are increasingly seeing evidence of “dark extinction” in museums and botanical garden collections.
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Why the climate crisis is making our insects run for the hills

Around the world, different species are shifting their habitats upwards, with potentially catastrophic results for our ecosystems.

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Leave your grass long to help bees, butterflies

“No mow” initiatives are becoming a popular springtime effort to help support bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
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Climate change threatens insects — and us

Researchers warn we risk losing a sustainable future if we don’t take action to conserve insects and address climate change. They also offer solutions.