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Rocky Mountain locust – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Mountain_locust Anyone reading the Little House on the Prairie series will probably remember the locust incident with particular vividity. In On the Banks of Plum Creek, the family’s homestead is ravaged by a cloud of locusts that arrive in such numbers they blocked out the sun. I’d been wondering why such invasions no longer make […]

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http://www.timesofmalta.com/core/article.php?id=272522 With a single bluefin worth as much as $150,000 on the Tokyo market, UN experts say Italian and Russian organised crime is involved. A purse-seine boat can cost up to $500,000. The world conservation body WWF has alleged that mafia-owned fishing operations launder money from other activities and exploit official fishing subsidies. A sad […]

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