Recent weeks have seen increasing reports of a "plague of locusts," which some experts say could hit Egypt's Nile Delta within days. Since January, swarms of the insects - originating from Sudan - have been spotted along the Red Sea coast, in south-eastern Egypt, north-eastern Sudan, Eritrea and Saudi Arabia. On 17 February, the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) reported that more locust swarms were expected in south-eastern Egypt and north-eastern Sudan. On Monday, swarms were reported to have reached Egypt's Red Sea city of Zafarana, some 200 kilometres from Cairo, en route to Saudi Arabia. On Tuesday, an emergency alert was issued in the Upper Egyptian city of Qena after locusts appeared in at least three major villages.
Originally posted by IntoxicatingMadness
Locust swarms aren't exactly some unholy phenomenon that happens every thousand years ago, i don't believe it is fair to call a swarm of locusts a herald of our end.
(Source: RSOE Report )
Biological Hazard in Israel on Monday, 11 March, 2013 at 03:53 (03:53 AM) UTC.
A new swarm of locusts hit the Ramat Hanegev region Sunday morning. Israel has experienced several minor locust infestations in recent days as small groups break off from an enormous swarm in the Giza region of Egypt. Agriculture Ministry officials said they are following the situation and will take action as necessary. Earlier in the day the ministry sprayed pesticides in select areas to kill a different swarm.