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Why Are Cicadas So Loud? It Might Be Brood to Ask

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

This June, periodical cicadas treated certain areas of the East Coast to their eerie serenade of love. Okay, some would call it less than a serenade, and granted, I wouldn't want a cicada to whisper sweet nothings in my ear at his impressive volume of 90 dB (give or take).

Tuning In to the Music of Cicadas

David Rothenberg | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
David Rothenberg

Although the arrival of the Brood II 17-year cicadas has been heralded for a hundred and fifty years, they have never gotten such a welcome in the media as in 2013. Nearly every news outlet is full of stories on the impending Swarmageddon, Cicadapocalypse, or other insect disaster.