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Ethiopia faces food shortages caused by locusts

As East Africa reels from the worst locust infestation in decades, farmers dealing with crop devastation said the country could face food shortages. Pictures and video of the creatures casting huge shadows over fields and homes may look like they come from a disaster movie, but the swarms – sometimes up to a billion locusts strong – are having…

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Zap! How microwaves and electricity are killing weeds

Image copyright Vale of Glamorgan Council Image caption Foam weedkiller in action in Barry, Wales “Why are you carpet-cleaning the flowerbeds?” is the question most commonly directed at Jonathan Greatrex and his team at the Glamorgan Council parks department. And visitors can be forgiven for their confusion. The Foamstream machines, now in use across the council’s parks, do for…

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Analyzing 2019’s wild weather year: could technology have helped?

Farmer at work under storm, iStock Weather. It’s either a farmer’s best friend or greatest foe depending on how Mother Nature’s meteorological temperament unfolds from season-to-season or even month-to-month. Sometimes we sound a bit like Goldilocks when asked to opine on how we’re getting along with the forecast. One week the rain might come too heavy but the next…

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Walmart desarrolla tecnología 3D para vender frutas y hortalizas (Note : Must use English translation as this is from Chili News)

Para ayudar a los consumidores a dejar de lado sus dudas de comprar vegetales y frutas por internet, Walmart está trabajando en una patente que le permitirá a sus clientes ver en imágenes tridimensionales los productos frescos antes de comprarlos online para que se los lleven a domicilio o ellos pasen a recogerlos al supermercado. Un estudio de Nielsen…

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