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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Ms. Johannsen is the founder and executive director of All Education Matters. She also writes about everyday life, and is an ESL tutor in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.