Article from the New York Times

Excerpt:  “If we fail to understand and take care of the natural world, it can cause a breakdown of these systems and come back to haunt us in ways we know little about. A critical example is a developing model of infectious disease that shows that most epidemics — AIDS, Ebola, West Nile, SARS, Lyme disease and hundreds more that have occurred over the last several decades — don’t just happen. They are a result of things people do to nature.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/sunday-review/the-ecology-of-disease.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all