The heavy toll of the Black Belt’s wastewater crisis

Many rural households in America don’t have access to safe sewage systems. In Alabama, entrenched poverty and unusual geology have created a public-health disaster.
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Wildlife diseases poised to spread northwards as climate changes

As the world’s climate warms, parasite-carried wildlife diseases will move north, with animals in cold far-north and high-altitude regions expected to suffer the most dramatic increases, warns a study to be published on Friday in the journal Science.

'Crazy' beekeepers determined to make it in tough times

They wrote it right into their business plan — an expectation that, each year, at least half the stock on which their livelihood depends would die.


Bees face 'a perfect storm'— parasites, air pollution, and other emerging threats

Research finds the dangers to pollinator populations are greater than ever. But studies also point to some potential solutions.

Little action from Canadian government as deadline to remove salmon farms looms

Despite evidence of harm, it seems unlikely the government will follow the recommendation to prohibit salmon farming in part of British Columbia.


Honeybees are dying in Volusia-Flagler and that threatens food supplies

The largest cause of honeybee deaths have infiltrated most hives. Called the Varroa destructor, the parasitic mite spreads like a bad virus.

Toilet to table: Michigan farmers feed crops with ‘toxic brew’ of human and industrial waste

Sewage sludge is a highly toxic, semi-solid blend of human feces and every pollutant that was discharged into the sewers.


The deadly gauntlet Fraser salmon must fravel to come home

To threats from fishing, pollution, warming water and more, add a blockade of rock.

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?

Thousands of blood-sucking ticks found on bodies of Canadian moose

Canadian researchers study impact of warming winters as parasites move north.


Seafood fraud Is widespread in Canada, researchers find

Nearly half the time, you're not buying the fish you think you're buying.

Bees swarm Berlin, where beekeeping is booming

Berlin has more honeybee hives than it can manage, and experts say many of the beekeepers do not have enough time or training for the hobby.

Bees are dying. Would a consumer ban on a pesticide help?

If you find yourself sipping a cold brew with a piece of watermelon in your hand this summer, you can thank the bees for making that snack possible.


WHO says climate change could have ‘considerable’ food safety impact

Climate change is likely to have considerable impact on food safety, placing public health at risk, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In
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