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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Dr. Spence is Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. His first book is Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics.