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Locust Swarms Are Getting So Big That We Need Radar to Track Them

The desert locust upsurge is yet another of 2020’s horrors

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In June, remote sensing analyst Raj Bhagat noticed a strange signal on India’s weather radar. It looked like a small band of rain near Delhi, moving southwest, but Bhagat was convinced it was a locust swarm.

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