Friday, January 28, 2005

Around the World in 7 Days: Asia

BBC News is reporting that Hong Kong is on a "Red Ant Alert" after red fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) were found in anthills in a rural part of the country. The discovery had led to a nationwide hunt for the stinging South American insects, and the increased scrutiny of imports is holding up shipments of potted plants that are popular gifts during the upcoming lunar new year celebrations. Read more at

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