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Disease-bearing ticks thrive as climate change heats up US

Cases of Lyme disease, a potentially debilitating condition primarily transmitted by black-legged ticks, have doubled over the past two decades to about 30,000 cases a year in the US.

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Toxics

Citrus flavoring is weaponized against insect-borne diseases

The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat.
thewalrus.ca
Toxics

Invasion of the ticks

Inside the quest to track one of humanity's tiniest deadly predators.

ensia.com
Toxics

Heads up, America: Animal-borne diseases are closer than you think

Environmental disruptions don't just cause zoonotic diseases to emerge in Africa or Asia. The same thing is happening in the USA.

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Toxics

Lyme disease season is here. These are tips on how to avoid it

The basic symptoms mirror COVID-19, and that's a worry nobody needs. Plus, a serious illness like Lyme could put you at greater risk from COVID.

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Toxics

Animal viruses are jumping to humans. Forest loss makes it easier

New research from Stanford University holds lessons for a world reeling from the coronavirus and searching for ways to avert the next global pandemic.
www.washingtonpost.com
Toxics

The next pandemic is already coming, unless humans change how we interact with wildlife, scientists say

The global wildlife trade, agricultural intensification, deforestation and urbanization are bringing people closer to animals, giving their viruses more of what they need to infect us: opportunity.
Toxics

What are zoonotic diseases?

Zoonotic diseases, which pass from animals to humans, kill millions of people every year. Where do they come from and how can we avoid them?
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Why public health experts support these youth suing the US Government over climate change

The unfolding climate crisis comes with significant health hazards, and children are particularly vulnerable, according to these medical experts.

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Toxics

Where pandemics come from — and how to stop them

As biodiversity disappears, the risk to human health increases. Experts say we need to protect wild spaces and species to help prevent future outbreaks.
www.hcn.org
Climate

Diseases are spreading with climate change. Panic doesn’t have to.

As illnesses like Valley fever emerge in new areas, health officials keep residents informed instead of in fear.
abcnews.go.com
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Why climate change is also a public health problem

Climate change - including hallmarks like rising sea levels, ice loss and extreme weather - is accelerating, according to a new report.

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Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.

The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

"When we lie on the beach, we're not only lying on a bed of sand but a bed of plastics."

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If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

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