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George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed ... by Beetles

But don't worry, it will be replanted

(Newser) - A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed—by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was removed last month and will be replanted in the fall.... More »

Dreadful Beetle Sneaks Into US From India in Rice

And if it establishes itself here, we're in trouble

(Newser) - Finally, an airline inspection process we can all give the thumbs up to: US Customs and Border Patrol intercepted damaging khapra beetle larvae at O'Hare last week, which had traveled from India in bags of rice. It's an event that's been happening much more frequently, reports the... More »

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