Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change Drive Up the Pollen Count

Daily Beast: FIRST THE heat. Then the storms. Now the ... pollen? Massive quantities of pollen are floating through the air, causing people to sniff, sneeze, and itch. And it turns out a changing climate could be to blame. In the Northeast, tree pollen is at the highest level in the 25 years that Leonard Bielory, an allergy and immunology expert at Rutgers University’s Center for Environmental Prediction, has been tracking it. He says it’s a continuation of a trend he’s been seeing for years, and he expects......

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