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It is vital to find alternative and sustainable sources of protein to meet the considerable challenge of ensuring food security for the future. Shutterstock

Eating insects is good for you — and the planet!

Insects are high in protein and rich in other nutrients and, unlike beef and other livestock, have little impact on climate.
Three species of immature mosquito: the common house mosquito, and the malaria vectors An. arabiensis and An. funestus. Supplied

How higher temperatures and pollution are affecting mosquitoes

Researchers are only beginning to understand the impact of pollution and increased temperatures on the biology of mosquitoes.
A female blacklegged deer tick crawls along a piece of straw. (Shutterstock)

Tick, tock: The countdown to peak tick season is here

Ticks are generally inactive in the winter and start to look for their next meal as temperatures warm up. But as winters warm, every season may become tick season.

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