Why is Zika ‘exploding’ across the Americas? The Aedes aegypti mosquito

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The rapid spread of the Zika virus through the Americas, infecting hundreds of thousands of people in Brazil alone since May 2015, is the latest... Read more

Lead in Flint: This is America

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Our outrage at the poisoning of the people of Flint, Mich. - and the way the government failed, once again, its poorest and most disenfranchised... Read more

Drought and health: What can Pa. and N.J. learn from California?

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In recent months, drought watches have been declared for more than half the counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey due to below-normal precipitation... Read more

50 years ago: Building the case against lead

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The world is a lot less polluted with lead than it was a half-century ago, thanks in part to geochemist Clair Patterson. Fed up with lead contamination... Read more

Marco Rubio's notion of climate change: Nope

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Sen. Marco Rubio wants you to know that he doesn’t agree with the “notion” of climate change. Speaking to ABC News’ Jonathan... Read more

The air pollution racial gap: Pa. and N.J. among the worst

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Breathing. It is easy for most of us, but not for the 25 million Americans with asthma. Being black or Hispanic, poor, and young are among... Read more

Book Review: Microbes that have gone missing

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Just in case you were looking to add one more item to your list of Ways Humanity Threatens Itself, you’ll want to dive right into Martin... Read more

Ethicist Bernard Rollin: 'This Ain't Agriculture: How Industrial Agriculture Hurts Animals and the Public's Health'

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There are few issues in the public sector today that affect us all in the way that industrial animal agriculture does. We all eat, and almost... Read more