KSL out of Salt Lake City, Utah, interviewed Pollen Sense team members about the release of the Pollen Wise app.
I may be a little late to the party, but I just watched the 2015 biographical adventure film Everest. If you haven’t done so yet, you may consider arming yourself with a cup of hot chocolate and a portable oxygen canister. Oh, and mittens. The movie details (don’t worry, no spoilers here) the challenges that […]
Your nose knows, as they say. Yesterday my son told me he went through three rolls of toilet paper trying to get the congestion out of his sinuses and nose. Five hundred-ish meters to take care of the discharge from an angry nose. That’s a lot of work for a sniffer, and although it may […]
I’ll be half a century old soon. It’s a lovely Spring afternoon on a college campus in the Rocky Mountains, and that reality is hammered home as I wander with my student son among other 20-somethings. They carry stacks of books from their biochem lecture, through the art gallery and up the stairs to a […]
Pollen fires up my hay fever, and I do what I can to avoid exposure. I’ve learned that the less time I’m exposed to the lowest concentrations, the better I’ll feel, and the longer I’ll feel it. I should drive down the road, windows rolled up, buckled tight against those pollen particles that are determined […]
I recently drove to Albuquerque, New Mexico to discuss automated pollen sensing with their city air-quality folks. Google maps was helping me get there, when I heard a voice coming from my phone telling me there was a speed trap ahead. Wow. I don’t have a lead foot, but it was a nice reminder to […]
In Search of Pollen One of my favorite pollen excursions was when I went in search of mountain cedar trees in Northern Arkansas. Before I tell the story, let give you some insider information: Mountain cedar trees release pollen (pollinate) in December and January and are a big allergy/asthma/health problem in Southern Oklahoma, Dallas, and […]
Tedious Field Work When I was studying pollen at the University of Tulsa (go Golden Hurricane!) one of my tasks was to estimate the amount of pollen produced in a mountain cedar forest. To do that, you must first know that mountain cedars are dioecious, meaning that there are male trees and female trees. Since […]