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Google will now let you know if there's high pollen in your area

Google has announced a new feature designed to help allergy sufferers stay aware of pollen conditions. The company said it had observed seasonal surges in search traffic about pollen levels, leading it to expand its weather info with allergy details.

Pollen can impair performance of school kids

Oslo - Hay fever is an unpleasant allergy, varying in severity. The allergy affects many people as they go about their lives and this includes school children. The extent of the problem has been examined in a new study.

Diet changes help bees resist pesticides

Pesticides pose a risk to bees and the loss of bees impacts of framing through a reduction in pollination. Researchers have found that the diet of the bee affects resistance, and this could help protect bee populations.

New insight on butterfly metamorphosis

Scientists sequencing the microbial genome of butterfly bacteria have unearthed a surprising role played by the bacteria during the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly.

New suspect for the decline of honeybees

A virus that causes blight in plants may contribute to the catastrophic decline of honeybee colonies. This could be one of the main reasons why bee populations are in decline around the world.

Improving pollen forecasting

Possible hope for hay fever suffers: a new approach for measuring the properties and spread of airborne pollen, aimed at improving the forecasting of this natural allergen has been published.

Spiders enjoy a side dish of pollen with the flies

Exeter - Some spiders are not the pure predators most biologists generally believe. A study has found that some make up a quarter of their diet by eating pollen.

Pollen is older than previously thought

The fossilized remnants of a flowering plant about 100 million years older than the oldest previously found have been reported.

Decline in bees is affecting plants

A new report suggests that removing just a single bee species from an ecosystem can decrease the ability of the remaining species to pollinate plants.

British honeybees under threat from imported bumblebees

Imported bumblebees into the U.K. are spreading diseases that are affecting native bumblebees and honeybees, according to a new study.

Summer cold? It's more likely to be an allergy

A scientist is of the opinion that most ‘summer colds’ are actually allergies to grass pollen and mold carried in the air.

Pesticides killing off queen bee numbers in UK and France

Pesticides used in the UK and France are damaging the ability of bees to navigate and the number of queen bees is in serious decline as a result. Scientists studied the use of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are used throughout the world.

Record-setting pollen count in Atlanta Special

Atlanta - It's bad news for allergy sufferers in Atlanta as the pollen count reached record highs this past Monday. The original record was set in 1999 at 6,103 particles per cubic meter.

Heavy pollen attacking U.S. allergy sufferers with a vengeance

It's very hot, the humidity is very low, winds are gusty and little rainfall are all sending pollen soaring to record levels throughout the U.S in the past few days, and a bad allergy season promises to get worse before it gets better.

Bee Pollen Cures Allergies?

A writer claims bee pollen cures allergies. She says her husband, who has chronic allergies tried this remedy and it worked wonders for him.
 

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