One benefit to this horrible cold snap: It could be killing invasive insects
As temperatures have gotten, on average, warmer and cold snaps like this one have gotten less frequent, certain insects have traveled north and invaded ecosystems not designed to fend them off. But this year, trees all over America have been granted a reprieve from invasive insects by the polar air. The New York Times reports that hordes of these insects probably just died in the cold, and entomologists are partying on their graves.
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