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Interior Birch Pollen Breaks "World Record"

May 15, 2020
Debra K. Reeves (c) 2020 used with permission

This year’s abrupt green up sent a surge of birch pollen into the air in the Interior earlier this week.

"The readings this year have set historical highs.”

Dr. Tim Foote is an allergy and asthma specialist at the Tanana Valley Clinic in Fairbanks. Foote says the clinic has tracked pollen levels for 20 years, and

 


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KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about how green-up affects local atmosphere.


Dan Bross / KUAC

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about green up.