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Invasives and invasions pit humans versus nature.

I'm not terribly disappointed that, by moving from Washington D.C. to Georgia, I've missed the last two Brood X cicada invasions.

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The case of Long Island's disappearing Brood X cicadas

The case of Long Island's disappearing Brood X cicadas

The insect cohort known as Brood X may not emerge on Long Island, a sign of humanity’s effects on even nature’s most reliable periodic events.
insect-eating as sustainable protein

The cicadas are coming. Let’s eat them!

Why not embrace Brood X as the free-range, sustainable source of protein that it truly is?
Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood talk about Philadelphia joining the Audubon's Lights Out Initiative meant to prevent migrating birds from dying in lit building collisions. Next, they highlight the much-awaited emergence of the Brood X cicadas, which happens every 17 years across a dozen states. Finally, they travel back in time to March 22, 1989 and the signing of the Basel Convention, which limited transboundary shipment of toxic waste and trash.