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Climate Change May Enable Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria To Flourish

July 7th, 2018 | by Nexus Media

Experts already know that climate change has become a significant threat to global public health, particularly as rising temperatures have produced greater populations of disease-transmitting insects, such as mosquitoes. But warmth also encourages bacteria to grow, providing them a chance to mutate and elude drugs that once easily killed them. While antibiotic resistance is believed largely due to the indiscriminate prescribing of antibiotics, experts now think that other environmental stresses — climate change among them — also may be at work


Revved-Up Sand Could Purify Water

March 11th, 2009 | by Tina Casey

First there was the Life Straw.  Then there was the Aquaduct Tricycle.  Now ordinary sand could provide an answer to [&hellip



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