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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Alexander Means is Assistant Professor of Social and Psychological Foundations of Education at SUNY Buffalo State. He is the author of Schooling in the Age of Austerity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).