Many New Jersey residents suffer from hay fever allergies and this season is a bad one because of the high pollen counts, according to experts
Virtual Pollen Guide: Grasses That Cause Allergies
Dr. Richard Lankow, botanist and plant pathologist, presents photos of common allergenic grasses, including rye, Timothy, orchard, fescue, bluegrass, sweet v...
State Can't Bulldoze Man's Atlantic City Home for Undefined 'Mixed Use Project,' N.J. Court Rules
A win for private property rights, and a defeat for proponents of eminent domain.
This Year's Bay Area Pollen Season Is Really Bad. Here's Why
Abundant rain is good for our chronically challenged water supply, but it can be a pain in the ear, nose and throat for allergy sufferers, as more plants means more pollen. And climate change is only making it worse.
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for young children. Here’s how to prevent it
Jenny Bennett found her toddler floating in her family's pool, face-down, fully clothed. The 18-month-old had crawled through their home's pet door. An ER nurse, Bennett started CPR and rescue breathing on Jackson while her husband called 911. Jackson was declared brain-dead after four days on life support.
This Area In Detroit Is Now America’s 1st 100% Organic, Self-Sustainable Neighborhood
In Detroit, Michigan, “the first sustainable urban agrihood” in the U.S. centers around an edible garden, with easily accessible, afforda...
What’s really causing the student debt crisis, according to Sheila Bair
Sheila Bair, who runs Washington College, was the chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the financial crisis.
How managed care caused the mental health care crisis
Since then, mental health care has been slipping into crisis, and the crisis is largely about money.
Detroit Lion DeAndre Levy on ‘Locker-Room Talk’ and Why He Raises Money to Test Abandoned Rape Kits
Here is one NFL player who not only speaks out against rape culture but acts.
Yikes, 'pollen tsunami' is here! Try these 11 allergy survival tips
Three types of tree pollen are bursting at the same time, causing a "triple whammy" for seasonal allergy sufferers. These survival tips can help.
Why fall pollen allergy season knows few bounds in California
By By Karen Ravn Oct 11, 2013 | 4:00 PM The great outdoors can turn miserable as invisible swirls of pollen launched by weeds attack those afflicted by allergies. (Jose F. Moreno / Associated Press) Fall is in the air and so, alas, are zillions of grains of weed pollen, sailing hither and yon, high and low, far and wide. These guarantee an abundance of new little weeds next year — and an abundance of sniffy, sneezy, wheezy people right now, namely those…
What is causing Florida’s algae crisis? 5 questions answered
The director of the Florida Sea Grant Program explains what’s driving the two-pronged disaster centered around two large-scale algae outbreaks in Florida that are killing fish and threatening public health.
In Opioid Crisis, Why It’s Important to Know Which Drugs Caused a Death
When it comes to understanding heroin and opioid deaths, data matters. But across the country, medical examiners and coroners vary widely in just how much
The next economic crisis could cause a global conflict. Here's why
Failure to conduct structural reform in the aftermath of the last crisis leaves us vulnerable, explains economist Qian Liu.
Pollen overload: How to battle three weeks of pollen production at once
It's allergy season. With temperatures now cranked up to 80 degrees and higher, “everything is coming to bloom right now” as we’re getting three weeks of pollen production all at once.
How to survive pollen season in Maine
“We are definitely seeing an increasing trend in seasonal allergies,” said Dr. Elias Akl, allergist and immunology specialist with Eastern Maine Medical Center.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
Homelessness: Regional plan needed to solve Bay Area crisis, business group says
A sweeping report on Bay Area homelessness says that unless all nine counties plan their programs regionally, the problem on the streets won’t be solved.
How a soil crisis caused by climate change may impact on global food production
The world is facing a soil crisis that could badly hit food production, according to alarming new research. A 17-year study into the effect of global warming on microbes – the tiny bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that determine soil health – reveals them to be far less adaptable to changing conditions than expected. It raises concerns the microbes will not be able to carry out essential functions, such as breaking down leaves and other organic matter in a process which converts them…
Abandoned Mine Land Funding and Trends for States
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM States have been reclaiming and restoring thousands of abandoned mine sites that pre-existed federal environmental laws. To cope with the environmental and public safety threats they pose, Congress passed legislation in the late 1970s charging fees for coal production that were disbursed back to states for remediation efforts. Recent changes made by the Transportation Reauthorization bill have altered and…
Thunderstorm Asthma: From When and Why It Happens, To Risks with Pollen Allergies
In the Australian state of Victoria, November 21, 2016 was the hottest day since the previous March.