Relative to the long-term average, this autumn has been even hotter than summer.
Autumn is arriving later in the year – climate change is probably to blame.
It’s mushroom season in many parts of Australia. Here’s what you need to know before you go foraging.
Climate change is modifying the timing of recurrent life-cycle events with critical consequences on ecological and economic levels.
Maidenhair trees, Ginkgo biloba, can live for over 1,000 years and grow 35m tall. While they’re beautiful to look at, they’re also notorious for their vomit-smelling seeds.
Warm autumn weather has produced dull leaf colors across the eastern US this year, but climate change isn’t the only way that humans have altered trees’ fall displays.
Avoiding hitting deer on the road is as much about when you drive as where. An animal behavior expert explains why.
Apple breeders have created crisp, juicy and tasty fruits, but the limited varieties leave crops vulnerable to diseases, pests and climate change. Introducing new traits could improve crop resilience.
Native deciduous trees are rare in Australia, which means many of the red, yellow and brown leaves we associate with autumn come from introduced species.
Yes, some of this is normal seasonal transition. But at least a portion of it is due to a particularly vigorous cold front that swept across southeast Australia over the weekend.
This autumn, embrace puddles. Even tiny pools of water can be essential for birds, trees and pets — from washing away chemicals on leaves to forcing worms to emerge.
Warmer temperatures cannot increase the amount of carbon deciduous trees absorb in each growing season, a new study suggests.
Exercise can improve mood and mental health, which may drop during the winter months.
Global warming has increased plant growth and helped offset increases in carbon dioxide emissions.
Many deciduous trees put on a dazzling fall foliage display. But coniferous evergreens hold on to their needles and stay green. A biologist breaks down these different survival strategies.
Record-breaking summer heat might mean trees delay and mute their autumn hues.
The hottest Australian summer on record is ending, and it’s likely we’ve got a warm, dry autumn to come.
The reason we have seasons is because, during its journey around the Sun, the Earth is tilted.
Dropping leaves might seem like a waste, but plants are actually saving nutrients.
With fall almost upon us, there’s a lot we can learn from the changing season.