Planet in Peril (PinP) "Where science gets respect." For well over a month, dozens of wild fires have raged in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, producing record smoke over Canada. NASA photo.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Crop destroying caterpillar rapidly spreading across Africa; maize production endangered
New research announced by scientists at CABI (Center for Agriculture and Bioscience Information) confirms that a recently introduced crop-destroying armyworm caterpillar is now spreading rapidly across Mainland Africa and could spread to tropical Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years, becoming a major threat to agricultural trade worldwide. Story here.