Many trees were still green in Maine’s Grafton Notch State Park on Oct. 1, 2021, when the area’s foliage is typically near peak color.
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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.
Deer cross roads whenever they wish, but some time periods are higher risk than others.
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Avoiding hitting deer on the road is as much about when you drive as where. An animal behavior expert explains why.
You can plant a seed from a delicious Honeycrisp apple from the grocery store — but the fruit that comes from that tree will not be Honeycrisp.
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 improves physical health, immunity, and can reduce fatigue.
Exercise can improve mood and mental health, which may drop during the winter months.
An early spring bloom in Toronto, taken on April 1, 2020.
Global warming has increased plant growth and helped offset increases in carbon dioxide emissions.
What’s happening with the trees that stay green?
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.
Autumnal displays may be dimmed in the future.
Record-breaking summer heat might mean trees delay and mute their autumn hues.
Dirty water from Queensland’s historic flooding, triggered by weeks of exceptional monsoon rains earlier in the year.
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.
What fall teaches us about life and death.
With fall almost upon us, there’s a lot we can learn from the changing season.
The female body should maintain warmth better than the male, but this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Here’s the science behind the amazing colours we should see on British trees this year.
This isn’t summer: Sydney broke the previous autumn warmth record by 10 days.
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The climate system is in a foul mood. From “angry summer” to “abnormal autumn” – we’re running out of words to describe the relentless extreme weather that Australia is experiencing as global temperatures…
The vibrant colours of autumn went missing in years of drought.
If you’ve been for a leisurely stroll in your local park recently, you’ve probably noticed that autumn is in full swing. All manner of brightly coloured leaves cover the ground and this fact alone is cause…