Grasshoppers Used to Fight "Worst Water Weed"

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In this National Geographic News article, read about how insects are used to control weed growth. Researchers are counting on a small South American grasshopper--Cornops aquaticum--to help them combat the "world's worst water weed": the water hyacinth, which chokes waterways in Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. Links to related stories and Web sites are also found on this page.

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