iOS app Android app

Pollen

Why One German Artist Has Been Captivated By Pollen For Nearly 40 Years

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts

When one thinks of German artist Wolfgang Laib, it's hard not to conjure an image of a yellow sea of pollen. The conceptual icon, known for his sp...

Alissa Scheller

The Plants That Will Make Allergy Sufferers Miserable, All In One Chart

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

About 35 million Americans suffer from hay fever, or pollen allergy, making it one of the most common allergies in the U.S. If you count yourself amon...

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Spring Allergies

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

Spring is finally rolling around the corner, and for most of us, that's a big relief. For many others, however, this revival of life also means the return of sneezing, coughing, wheezing, itching and other vexing symptoms of spring allergies, commonly known as hay fever.

Bee Keeping Tradition Threatened in Eastern Turkey

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

Eastern Turkey is famous for its pure honey. The nectar comes only from wild mountain flowers and the native "Caucasian" bees are never given any sugar to increase production. But this bee and way of life are under threat.

How to Remove Pollen Stains

Bill Prescott | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bill Prescott

Anyone working with lilies or enjoying them in their home or office will know the sad moment when you accidentally brush against a big Oriental lily and end up with a swath of bright orange pollen on your shirt, blouse or worse, your white slacks.

Hoodlum Weeds on a 'Fevered' Planet

Linda Marsa | Posted 09.28.2013 | Science
Linda Marsa

Hotter weather coupled with higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the air prompt allergens like ragweed to grow larger and produce more pollen, and the carbon-enriched pollen is more noxious and damaging because it contains more of the chemicals that cause allergic reactions.

5 Strategies For Coping With Seasonal Allergies

Posted 05.01.2013 | OWN

By Amanda Schupak Pollen counts are on the rise. Luckily, relief is closer than you think. Polar bears and beach dwellers aren't the only on...

Christina Wilkie

Pesticide Lobby Spends Millions To Defend Chemicals Tied To Bee Deaths

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chemical pesticide lobby is waging a multi-million dollar battle to prevent regulation of chemicals linked to the dramatic escalatio...

Why Pollen Allergies May Only Get Worse

Posted 03.26.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Spring has sprung, and allergy season won't be far behind. But if you think last year's allergies were bad...

A Month-By-Month Guide To Seasonal Allergies

Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein If you suffer from allergies for even part of the year, you may wonder when you'll get a reprieve. People with spring allerg...

Mistletoe and Holly: Sinatra's Paen to Parasitism and Gender Issues?

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

"Mistletoe and Holly" is a holiday masterpiece. But I know the biology of those two plants that Mr. Sinatra croons about... and that makes me wonder: Is there more to this song than standard Christmas cheer?

Green Cloud Over Moscow On Chernobyl Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green

Russian media are reporting that a mysterious green cloud has descended over Moscow, just in time for the 26th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. ...

Climate Change Hits Home

Wendy Gordon | Posted 10.10.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

How prepared is your state for the challenges to health and the environment being caused by climate change?

Fennel Reveals Another Aspect

Peggy Knickerbocker | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Peggy Knickerbocker

Until recently, I'd never tried fennel pollen -- the yellowish dust that drifts off the blossoms of the green feathery plant. If angels sprinkled a spice from their wings, this would be it.

'Perfect Storm' Making 2010 One Of Worse Allergy Years In Recent Memory For Colorado

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pollen: It's on your car, in the air and especially in your sinuses. From Florida to Texas to Colorado, 2010 is shaping ...

Fallen to Pollen

Suz Redfearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Suz Redfearn

Allergies were the realm of those brainy, pale, nose-picking girls in middle school who had to run and get shots every time you turned around.