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Is Tree Pollen More Allergic in Polluted Areas?

Is Tree Pollen More Allergic in Polluted Areas?

If you live in a polluted neighborhood, allergy season could be worse for you. A new study published in PLOS ONE Wednesday found that silver birch trees growing in more polluted areas of Poland had higher levels of the allergen Bet v1. “This research aligns with previous studies that have found that levels of allergic […]

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    New App Shows Air Pollution Levels at London Tube Stations

    New App Shows Air Pollution Levels at London Tube Stations

    While taking public transit can help reduce pollution compared to individuals driving personal vehicles on the roads, there are some elements that leave more to be desired from passengers. For London Underground, the public rail often referred to as The Tube, poor air quality at various city stations has been a main concern. In response, […]

    Fossil Fuel Interests Spent Millions on Social Media to Push Climate Denial, Misinformation Around COP27

    Fossil Fuel Interests Spent Millions on Social Media to Push Climate Denial, Misinformation Around COP27

    Climate denial, “delayism,” and pro-fossil fuels messages are making a “stark comeback” across social media platforms, according to a report released Thursday by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. The report’s findings reveal “negligence from Big Tech companies who not only continue to monetize and enable, but in some cases actively recommend, such content to users,” its […]

    Scientist Criticizes Gas Industry’s Misuse of His Asthma Research

    Scientist Criticizes Gas Industry’s Misuse of His Asthma Research

    The author of a 2013 study being touted by the methane gas industry and its allies during the recent uproar over the suggested possibility of gas stoves regulation says his research is being misused. “That’s not a good use of our study,” Dutch environmental epidemiology professor Bert Brunekreef told E&E News. CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka […]

    Exxon Scientists Accurately Predicted Climate Damage While Company Pushed Misinformation

    Exxon Scientists Accurately Predicted Climate Damage While Company Pushed Misinformation

    ExxonMobil climate scientists predicted the climatic damage their product would cause with remarkable accuracy, all while the company spent huge sums of money denying and obfuscating the science of climate change, a study published Thursday in Science reveals. That “Exxon knew” its product was dangerously increasing global temperatures has been known for years, but the […]