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Tick and mosquito-borne illnesses surge in U.S. and Canada

The number of illnesses caused by ticks and mosquitoes has been increasing in North America. The U.S. saw more than 30,000 illnesses in 2017, while Canada saw an increase from 144 cases in 2009, to nearly 1,500 in 2017.

Increase in Vibrio illnesses directly linked to warming climate

College Park - Rising ocean surface temperatures have been directly linked to the rise in infections from water-borne pathogens. Of particular concern is the increase in cases of food poisoning caused by vibrio species, known to cause infections in humans and animals.

Tropical rabbitfish denuding the Mediterranean Sea

The eastern Mediterranean Sea has already been devastated by the tropical rabbitfish, or spinefoot, and according to a new study, now it has moved on, widening its territory and posing a major threat to the entire Mediterranean basin.

Paradoxes of Warming Climate Illustrated by 2007 Killer Freeze

A destructive spring freeze that chilled the eastern United States almost a year ago illustrates the threat a warming climate poses to plants and crops, according to a paper just published in the journal BioScience.
 

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