A Look at What’s Behind the Great Pollen Meltdown

In “The great pollen meltdown,” published with Yale Environment 360, Carolyn Beans explains how heat is a pollen killer. Even with adequate water, heat can damage pollen and prevent fertilization in canola and many other crops, including corn, peanuts, and rice.

The piece was shared on the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group’s blog. (ConnPIRG is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change.)

On Twitter, we saw engagements around the story from Danielle Melgar (US PIRG, 400+ followers), Smart on Pesticides (Maryland coalition dedicated to protecting the public and environment, 2,000+ followers), Food Climate Strategies (190+ followers), and CliMates (advocacy group focused on curbing climate change, 4,500+ followers).

Our media partner for this story, Yale Environment 360, reaches 4 million readers each year. In addition, they have a social media following of 200K.

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