There are about a million insect species worldwide. Researchers have now developed a method to destroy the protective chiton exoskeletons of specific harmful insects without affecting other species.
Surveys in Europe and North America show a dramatic decline in the number of bugs buzzing around. Although global data are missing, many researchers are convinced this environmental disaster is happening worldwide.
In Africa, every two minutes a child dies - of malaria. Mosquitoes and humans are engaged in a war. To help humans win, scientists are working on new strategies. Especially in Ifakara, the "Mosquito City" in Tansania.
Malaria, chikungunya, dengue: Mosquitos and their respective diseases are spreading faster and farther than ever. Extreme weather conditions are helping.
Current high temperatures in the northern hemisphere are set to continue. Climate change means we're likely to experience very hot summers more often — even though we're already struggling with health consequences now.
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