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By Emily Monosson / On February 24th, 2016

Mosquitoes, along with their disease-causing hitchhikers like West Nile, Equine encephalitis, Dengue, and now Zika, are on the move, finding new habitats and naïve populations ripe for infection. Just as Lyme has made tick experts out of us all (no, ...

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By Andy Dyer / On February 22nd, 2016

The proposal to bring DDT out of the retired arsenal of chemical weaponry to control mosquito vectors carrying the Zika virus is a Pandora’s Box of problems.  And these are not hypothetical problems.  The mosquitoes and the virus are biological threats...

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By Jaimie Hicks Masterson / On January 10th, 2016

Have you ever been to a community that was exposed to inland flooding, hurricane surge, and future sea level rise? A community that is exposed to such poor air quality that a 2005 Houston Chronicle report compared it to "sitting in traffic 24/7...

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By Jason Leppig / On September 17th, 2015

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By Emily Monosson / On September 3rd, 2015

This post originally appeared at Emily Monosson's blog: Evolution in a Toxic World We live in an age of pesticide and antibiotic overuse. One outcome is...

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By Jennifer Miller, PhD / On July 1st, 2015

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project, supported by the Kresge Foundation, is working to promote a holistic understanding of resilience that is grounded in equity and sustainability. The president of the most powerful nation in the world, the leader...

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By Elizabeth Grossman / On June 11th, 2015

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 10th, 2015

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By Emily Monosson / On March 25th, 2015

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), in green, with human cell, grey.

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By Emily Monosson / On December 17th, 2014

Theo Colborn in 2012.

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