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September 03, 2013
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Crop pests moving polewards through global warming
Paris (AFP) Sept 01, 2013
Crop-damaging insects, bacteria, fungus and viruses are moving poleward by nearly three kilometres (two miles) each year, helped by global warming, a study said on Sunday. A team at Britain's University of Exeter trawled through two huge databases to chart the latitude and dates for the earliest record of 612 crop pests. Since 1960, these pests have been heading either northwards or southwards at a rate of around 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) yearly. They move into land that opens up for habita ... read more
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EPIDEMICS

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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WATER WORLD

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WEATHER REPORT

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