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Opinion: Eating Right to Avoid Catastrophe
The key to averting cataclysmic events, such as pandemics, climate change, and mass extinction of species, lies partly in what’s on our plates.
Opinion: Eating Right to Avoid Catastrophe
Opinion: Eating Right to Avoid Catastrophe

The key to averting cataclysmic events, such as pandemics, climate change, and mass extinction of species, lies partly in what’s on our plates.

The key to averting cataclysmic events, such as pandemics, climate change, and mass extinction of species, lies partly in what’s on our plates.

wildlife epidemics

Two vaccine syringes on a baggy labelled with San Diego Zoo and Bonobo
The Rise of COVID-19 Vaccines for Animals
Chris Baraniuk | Dec 9, 2021 | 6 min read
Thousands of animals have had their shot already. How many more really need it?
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Ebola, virus, Guinea, West Africa, outbreak
Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Asher Jones | Mar 15, 2021 | 2 min read
Genetic analyses suggest that the virus came from a patient who survived the 2013–2016 West African outbreak.
Bird Flu Viruses Can Remain Infectious for Months in US Wetlands
Catherine Offord | Sep 10, 2020 | 4 min read
Lab and field experiments indicate that aquatic environments could act as reservoirs for the pathogens, which typically do not represent a direct risk to humans.
Saving Mountain Chickens
The Scientist | Jan 13, 2020 | 1 min read
Peek inside the effort to save this critically endangered Caribbean frog species.
White-Nose Syndrome Fungus Infects Bats in Texas
Jef Akst | Mar 27, 2017 | 2 min read
The pathogenic fungus that has decimated populations of bats throughout the eastern United States has surfaced in the state for the first time, although none of the bats appear diseased.
Bats the Source of Ebola?
Bob Grant | Dec 30, 2014 | 2 min read
The epidemic in West Africa may have been sparked by bats in Guinea, researchers propose, but concrete evidence of the route of zoonotic infection is lacking.
A Race Against Extinction
A. Marmaduke Kilpatrick | Dec 1, 2014 | 10+ min read
Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Dec 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2014 issue of The Scientist.
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