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Bees: The Most Important Living Creatures on the Planet

The Earthwatch Institute named bees the most important living thing on the planet in its latest debate at the Royal Geographical Society in London in 2019.

The researchers also reminded that bees are already at risk of extinction. Recent studies show that about 90% of the world's bees are extinct.

New insect species can be seen in Turkey: Expert

New insect species that started to appear lately in fields and agricultural lands and new invasive species might be seen in Turkey, an expert has warned.

Hasan Sevgili from Ordu University said that the invasion of desert grasshoppers, which has spread from Africa to the Turkish-Iraq-Iran border in recent years, may be a harbinger of climate change.

Somalia has Declared a State of Emergency because of a Locust Swarms

Somalia has declared a state of emergency due to the invasion of locusts in the Horn of Africa, France's press reported, citing a statement by the Somali Ministry of Agriculture.

Locusts destroy crops in one of the poorest and most vulnerable regions of the world.

Somalia is the first country in the region to declare an emergency over the infestation.

The Ant and the Grasshopper (a new version)

We all know Aesop's fable about the ant and the grasshopper: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and gathering supplies for winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool to work so hard while he sings the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed in his home, while the grasshopper goes hungry and dies of cold.

Hash hauls in western Greece

Police in western Greece on Tuesday announced the seizure of more than 192 kilograms of hashish in two operations in the regions of Thesprotia and Aitoloacarnania.

The operation in Thesprotia on Monday evening led to the arrest of two Greek nationals - a man, 47, and a women, 46 - who were transporting 99 parcels of hashish weighing a total of 106.7 kg in their car.

Global Warming will Make Insects Hungrier, Eating up Key Crops

AFP - Researchers have found a new way that global warming is bad for the planet: more hungry bugs.

Rising temperatures will stimulate insects' appetites -- and make some prone to reproducing more quickly -- spelling danger for key staples like wheat, corn and rice which feed billions of people, researchers said Thursday.

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