Stonehenge has long been the site of some of the most famous solstice celebrations.
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The dead of winter, when the longest night of the year takes place, has also traditionally been celebrated as a time of renewal and reverence.
Scientists have used author Henry David Thoreau’s notes to inform studies of climate change in eastern Massachusetts.
Journals, museum collections and other historical sources can provide valuable data for modern ecological studies. But just because a source is old doesn’t make it useful.
Winter road salting is a common de-icing technique used to ensure public safety during icy winters. However, it is crucial to find sustainable and environment-friendly alternatives to road salt.
Salty water seeps into our soils and groundwater through surface runoff and storm-water pipes. The long-term storage of salt in the environment impacts aquatic life, infrastructure and drinking water.
A late snowfall could set back the growth of this budding lilac.
Trees and shrubs in cold-weather climates rely on certain signals, such as temperature and light, to know when to leaf out and bloom. Climate change is scrambling those signals.
A volunteer looks for waterbirds at Point Reyes National Seashore in California during the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count.
COVID-19 kept many scientists from doing field research in 2020, which means that important records will have data gaps. But volunteers are helping to plug some of those holes.
Yellow trout lily flowers nearly a week earlier now than in previous decades in the Appalachian Mountains.
Climate change has advanced the arrival of spring by as much as several weeks in some parts of the US. This can mean major crop losses and disconnects between species that need each other to thrive.
Fewer caterpillars means less food for this great tit’s offspring.
The signs of spring are advancing at different rates - and the consequences for ecosystems could be disastrous.
An aerial shot of Tromsø, Norway.
Could a psychological approach alleviate the misery of the cold, dark wet winter?
Ice cream and BBQ sales may rise when the weather’s good, but it’s mostly at the expense of other, cold weather, items.
Night sky over Lake Tyrrel in Western Victoria – home of the Wergaia people.
Indigenous Australian practices, developed and honed over thousands of years, weave science with storytelling. In this Indigenous science series, we’ll look at different aspects of First Australians’ traditional…
Watching the sun over a nature reserve in ACT, Australia.
It’s the time of the equinox or more specifically the spring equinox for us in the southern hemisphere. The equinox is a midpoint. It’s around now that day and night become equal in length (but more about…
The National Trust has reported that the seasonal activities of plants and animals in the UK have been exceptionally early in 2014. Spring and summer have come early – and observations from some parts…