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News from an Ecosystem (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


News from an Ecosystem (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) When we relate with meteorological phenomena, usually we tent to do it from the contrast that we feel between the interior of our Houses, cars and offices when compared with the exterior. So … Continue reading

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Effects of ecosystem’s degradation and the EEA report. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Effects of ecosystem’s degradation and the EEA report. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Recently the European Environment Agency has released a report about the “Effects of air pollution on European ecosystems“. “The overall goal of the report is to evaluate — for … Continue reading

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Allergies, asthma and the environment (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Allergies, asthma and the environment. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) The “hygiene hypothesis” In 1989 a scientists named Strachan proposed a novel but speculative explanation for the principal epidemiological features of hay fever and the apparent rise in the prevalence of allergic … Continue reading

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2013. Hot topics and thoughts identified in environmental science from public access media. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


2013. Hot topics and thoughts identified in environmental science from public access media. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3308.1200 I believe that it is important to keep active digesting information from different sources and points of view in order to have … Continue reading

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Genetic evolution. Survival of the fittest. How fit are We to compete with the new? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Genetic Evolution and Survival of the fittest. How fit are We to compete with the new? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Just a thought, when talking about genetic manipulation, it seems to me that it is coming to a point where it … Continue reading

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GMOs hybridizing with plants next to a field. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


GMOs hybridizing with plants next to a field. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Bill Jewell said to me at LinkedIn: “I wonder if there is any research on GMOs hybridizing with plants next to a field where they are planted.” So, this … Continue reading

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Understanding pollen seasons and hay fever. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Understanding pollen seasons and hay fever. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Pollen seasons and Hay fever. Pollen from grasses, trees, and weeds is the wonderful substance that allow plants to reproduce, but it is also responsible for numerous allergic reactions people experience. … Continue reading

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Particle size versus Particle mass. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Particle size versus Particle mass. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) “Hollow particles are common in the atmosphere, then instruments that measure particle size cannot be used to obtain particle mass (TSP)” was the comment by Roger J CHENG in a Linkedin discussion … Continue reading

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More pollen versus more plants. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


More pollen versus more plants. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Some people consider that more pollen means more plants. Pollen is the male sexual cell needed to fertilize the female gametophyte. Pollens of anemophilous plants are dispersed by air currents and, in … Continue reading

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USA. SEHIC established a workgroup to determine indicators of climate change recognizing Pollen as one Environmental Health Indicator for Climate Change (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


USA. SEHIC established a workgroup to determine indicators of climate change recognizing Pollen as one Environmental Health Indicator for Climate Change (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) (Updated 06/08/2014) The State Environmental Public Health Indicators Collaborative (SEHIC) is a Council of State and … Continue reading

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