On how noisy periodic cicadas’ mating songs can be:

“Like a singles bar gone horribly, horribly wrong.”

John Cooley, entomology professor, AP, May 5, 2021

On Connecticut’s offshore wind projects:

“Things are going to start happening fast.”

Sylvain De Guise, pathobiology professor and Connecticut Sea Grant director, The New London Day, April 29, 2021

On uninhabitable land at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan:

“The money spent on the Olympics could easily have helped these families rebuild lives elsewhere.”

Alexis Dudden, history professor, NPR, March 25, 2021

On the rate at which butterflies are disappearing across wildlands:


David Wagner, ecology and evolutionary biology professor, Smithsonian, March 9, 2021

On the unexpected ways we were educated during the pandemic:

“There is no such thing as learning loss.”

Rachael Gabriel, literacy education professor, The Washington Post, March 10, 2021

On solar geoengineering — cooling the planet by reflecting sunlight away from the Earth and back out to space:

“The problem is the extent to which researchers are really helpless in deciding how research is used in the political system.”

Prakash Kashwan, political science professor, Scientific American, March 26, 2021


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