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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Don Fitz and Barbara Chicherio are representatives of the Green Party of St. Louis and on the National Committee of the Greens/Green Party USA.
William Smith works with the Community Arts and Movement Project in St. Louis.