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Sara Van Note

Sara Van Note

Sara Van Note is a print and audio journalist based in New Mexico. She’s inspired by birdsong and fascinated by stories of resistance and resilience. Her stories have appeared in various media outlets including PRI’s The World, NPR’s Latino USA, the Christian Science Monitor, bioGraphic and Undark.

A new mosquito is stalking New Mexico. Is the state ready?

By: - September 12, 2022

If you’ve been stalked by tiny striped mosquitoes this summer, you’re not alone. These bold black-and-white bugs, aka Aedes aegypti, are “aggressive biters” and “a little bit sneakier” than other mosquitoes, said Nick Pederson, Urban Biology Division Manager with Albuquerque’s Environmental Health Department.   Found in Albuquerque and points south, the Aedes aegypti mosquito has spread […]