Biosphere

‘Miraculous’ mosquito hack cuts dengue fever by 77%

Just as mosquitoes and the diseases they carry plague tropical societies, exploiting the mosquito society’s own plague, Wolbachia bacteria, helps Indonesia fight dengue fever. Scientists creating an epidemic of Wolbachia among mosquitoes in Indonesia dropped dengue infection rates by 77%, opening new doors in the potential control of mosquito-borne epidemics. …

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National estuary network helps fuel local economies, study finds

A recently published study, commissioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and The Pew Charitable Trusts, offers insight into the important contributions the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) makes to local economies. Eastern Research Group Inc.’s analysis looked at just four of the system’s 29 reserves – …

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