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Mountain Pygmy Possum numbers are declining due to environmental changes, including earlier snow melt. AAP/Tim Arch/DSE

Early birds: how climate change is shifting time for animals and plants

Every Spring, the blanket of Australian alpine snow starts to melt, and the Mountain Pygmy Possum wakes up from its seven-month-long hibernation. Naturally after so long under the snow, its first thought…
Hay fever affects one in six Australians. Ed Newbigin

Pollen counting is not something to be sneezed at

Ah, spring, the sun shines again, the birds sing and - ach-hoo! Airborne grass pollens trigger bouts of hay fever and episodes of asthma in people with pollen allergies. But there is a way we could mitigate…
Seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (or pollinosis in Europe) is one of the most common chronic respiratory conditions seen in medical practice. Marco Raaphorst

Achew! It’s hayfever season again

Spring and summer are accompanied for many with the much less welcome start of another bout of “hayfever”. A term originating in England, “hayfever” arose out of the popular belief that the ailment was…

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