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There are too many pull quotes to choose from: • Billions of #broodx#cicadasarecoming • They'll be LOUD. • If you're still like a tree they'll climb you and try to leave eggs on you. Rude. • They'll leave dead skin and THEN dead bodies everywhere. https://t.co/J7SI51atTM
The Washington, D.C. region will be covered with some busy and noisy bugs soon. Brood X cicadas — the ones that emerge from the underground every 17 years — will be in a tree or a bush or your car very soon, getting it on. The density of them is mind-blowing — 1.5 million an acre — according to Mike Raupp, an entomologist who travels the country giving speeches about them. (really?) They are only found here in the Eastern U.S., and although 14 other states get them too, the DMV is going to be the “epicenter” of the cicada universe from May through July. Once they mate, they die, but not until the female plants her eggs in trees. So watch your step and close your windows, the cicadas are coming!
by Minka Kelly, Actress and IFAW Global Ambassador As a Global Ambassador for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), I’ve known for years that there are more tigers in captivity in the U.S. than remain free in the wild today. Hearing this stunning fact never fails to shock me. I’ve had the opportunity to […]
A coalition of environmental groups is urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to set an 11.5 mph limit on shipping speeds in an 11,500 square mile stretch of water off the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama.
Why This Matters: Whales, despite operating at the top of their food chains, face mass casualties and mortal threats from human activity.
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The UK government is formally recognizing animals as sentient beings for the first time — a major win for animal welfare activists. This announcement comes along with a series of bills that ensure the health and safety of Britain’s animals, including microchipping cats, stopping the ownership of primate as […]
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