Severe Locust Damage in China (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) Hong Kong One Weekly reported that in June, about half of Mainland China was flooded by water and the other half faced an invasion of locusts. Since April of this year, locust infestations have damaged many areas. A total of 14 provinces have announced an emergency alert for locusts. The area around Tianjin has been one of the most severely affected. Although airplanes are spraying insecticide day and night, the destructive toll of the locusts continues to mount while hordes of the swarming insects move toward Beijing. Locust infestations have enormous destructive power, leaving little behind in their wake. The destruction caused near the border between Sichuan and Hunan Provinces is even worse. Total losses so far are difficult to estimate.