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 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.
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.
Japanese giant hornets have killed some 12 million bees in the northern Turkish province of Tokat. Click through for the story in photos.
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.
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.