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By Katharine Sucher / On June 23rd, 2017

Bugs and germs are big problems—and they’re evolving. Each year, 2,300 people in the U.S. die from drug-resistant bacterial infections and farmers lose billions of dollars of crops to insects that evade pesticides. But there is reason for hope. In the...

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 10th, 2015

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By Jason Leppig / On October 31st, 2014


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By Jason Leppig / On February 21st, 2014

This Friday, check out this selection from Mark Jerome Walters' Seven Modern Plagues. Since Walters first drew attention to these “ecodemics” in 2003...