Summer is here! After being cooped up all winter, we want to rush out into the sunshine and take big, cleansing gulps of that precious fresh air.
But for too many of us, those first deep breaths lead to a sneeze. Then another. Then the runny nose and itchy throat.
Allergies plague nearly 10 percent of all Americans, which means that unless you want to spend your summer hopped up on OTC allergy cures, you’ll be staring at the sunshine through a window.
And those are just the seasonal, outdoor allergies. Even more of us have developed food, pet, or chemical allergies.
If you’ve ever wondered why you’re destined to watch the seasons pass by through watery eyes, it could have something to do with where you live, how often you wash your hair, or even how often you do your laundry! There’s also compelling evidence to suggest that unchecked climate change is making allergies worse.
By Beth Buczynski
Severe thunderstorms will threaten lives and property in portions of the southeastern United States into Tuesday in one of the first severe weather outbreaks of the year.
Over the first half of March, three separate and powerful nor’easters rattled the mid-Atlantic and Northeast and that number could increase to four later this week.
A second round of cold air from the “Beast from the East” sent temperatures tumbling below freezing across much of Germany over the weekend and little relief is expected through midweek.
Tropical Cyclone Eliakim has claimed the lives of at least 17 people in Madagascar as the storm produced flooding and mudslides.
A double-barreled storm will spread wet snow and travel disruptions from parts of Tennessee and Kentucky to coastal New Hampshire and Maine as winter winds down and spring begins.
As a second storm in three days pushes east of the Rockies, severe and drenching storms will erupt across areas from the southern Plains to the Southeast to close out this weekend.
It will not feel like the first days of spring to those in the mid-Atlantic and New England, where a snow event is expected to unfold spanning Tuesday through Wednesday.