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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

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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Chris Baraniuk

Freelance science and technology journalist. Based in Northern Ireland.