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What we get wrong about Lyme disease.

The stories we tell about the epidemic get things backward.

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Puerto Rico’s slow-motion medical disaster.

Hurricane Maria left a ruined island and 16 Puerto Rico residents dead. But public health experts worry that figure could climb higher in the coming weeks, as many on the island fail to get medicines or treatment they need for chronic diseases.

Hurricane Maria left a ruined island and 16 Puerto Rico residents dead. But public health experts worry that figure could climb higher in the coming weeks, as many on the island fail to get medicines or treatment they need for chronic diseases. Roads are blocked, supplies are stuck at the ports, and only 11 of Puerto Rico’s 69 hospitals are open. Doctors at one children’s hospital were forced to discharge 40 patients this week when their generator ran out of diesel fuel.

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Farmer wants a revolution: 'How is this not genocide?'

Health comes from the ground up, Charles Massy says – yet chemicals used in agriculture are ‘causing millions of deaths’. Susan Chenery meets the writer intent on changing everything about the way we grow, eat and think about food.

The kurrajong tree has scars in its wrinkled trunk, the healed wounds run long and vertical under its ancient bark. Standing in front of the homestead, it nestles in a dip on high tableland from which there is a clear view across miles and miles of rolling plains to the coastal range of south-east Australia.

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Facing months in the dark, ordinary life in Puerto Rico is "beyond reach."

Everyone from the governor of Puerto Rico to the mayor of San Juan is predicting that it could take four to six months to resume electrical service. For Puerto Ricans, that means empty refrigerators, campfire cooking, bathing in their own sweat and perhaps wrangling for fresh water.

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Two days after Hurricane Maria flattened this island of 3.5 million people, knocking out all its power and much of its water, the rebuilding of the services and structures needed for people to resume some semblance of ordinary life was looking more complicated by the day.

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Hurricane Maria passed, but for two women in Puerto Rico, the terror was only just beginning.

Neighborhoods have become disaster zones, the 100-mile island covered in detritus, destruction and despair.

By Samantha Schmidt, Sandhya Somashekhar and Katie Zezima September 21 at 7:29 PM Follow @schmidtsam7 Follow @sandhyawp Follow @katiezez

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Fears rise for US climate report as Trump officials take reins.

A sweeping US government report on the state of climate-change science is nearing the finish line, but researchers who wrote it aren’t ready to relax just yet.

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Cities are already suffering from summer heat. Climate change will make it worse.

Even if emissions are dramatically cut, every place across the U.S. will face more hot weather.

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Tina Johnson has a sense of place. She’s a fourth-generation New Yorker who lives in the same apartment in West Harlem’s Grant housing development that her grandparents lived in. She calls that apartment her anchor and the nine buildings that make up the development towering above 125th Street — home to roughly 4,400 residents spread across nine high rises — a small town.

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