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Biden’s Press Plane Grounded By Swarm Of Cicadas

NPR reports: A plane carrying dozens of journalists preparing to take off from Washington, D.C. to cover President Biden’s first trip abroad was delayed for several hours Tuesday evening. A swarm of cicadas was evidently looking to hitch a ride to Europe with the press corps. A horde of Brood X cicadas had filled the plane’s engines, causing mechanical issues …

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Cicadas Appear Four Years Early

Cicadas are appearing on Staten Island four years before their 17-year cycle due date. Scientists are blaming global warming. Similar early risers have been detected all along the Eastern Seaboard, and an Ohio researcher who has studied the bugs for 35 years is sure warmer winters are to blame. “This is the fifth brood where part of it is coming …

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