Particulate matter, lead and other pollutants may play a role in the approximately 15 million babies born preterm every year around the world.
Researchers have determined that the Deformed Wing Virus has ravaged colonies worldwide. What's more, it's human activity that appears to have enabled that virus to spread.
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Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs the Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.