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Mosquitoes are a growing public health threat, reversing years of progress

Don't miss this compelling global health series by The New York Times: The fight against mosquitos has never been more urgent as climate change and the rapid evolution of the insect have thwarted efforts to combat devastating diseases like malaria and dengue. Scientists are innovating, reports Stephanie Nolen, pursuing new strategies to protect public health.
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Dengue fever cases surge as temperatures rise

Dengue fever cases surge as temperatures rise

Experts say a tangled web of factors is driving global spikes in dengue, but one culprit stands out: climate change.

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How plastics are poisoning us

Plastics release and attract toxic chemicals, and appear everywhere from human placentas to chasms thirty-six thousand feet beneath the sea. Will we ever be rid of them? Elizabeth Kolbert writes for The New Yorker

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Federal, state and local agencies reach agreement to address Salton Sea crisis
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Federal, state and local agencies reach agreement to address Salton Sea crisis

The $250 million commitment will support public health and habitat while conserving Colorado River water.
After 60 years, 'Silent Spring' is still changing the world

After 60 years, 'Silent Spring' is still changing the world

A scientist, farmer, journalist, biologist, and community organizer reflect on the power and ongoing impact of Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book, and the work that remains to be done.
Why the capital of India is flush with mosquitoes

Why the capital of India is flush with mosquitoes

City residents have long resorted to low-cost, do-it-yourself remedies that may be harmful to human health.
Inside the movement to clean up the world's most toxic sites
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Inside the movement to clean up the world's most toxic sites

A sprawling initiative identifies pollution hotspots so the communities affected by them can act. 
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