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2014-09-21 06:08:40

The fall foliage transformations that so colorfully mark the start of the autumn season could soon start arriving later and lasting longer due to climate change, researchers from Princeton University report in the latest edition of the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Surprising Spread Of Spring Leaf-out Times: Study
2014-06-19 03:54:51

Despite conventional wisdom among gardeners, foresters and botanists that woody plants all "leaf out" at about the same time each spring, a new study organized by a Boston University biologist found a surprisingly wide span of as much as three months in leaf-out times.

Autumn Ending Later And Spring Starting Earlier In The Northern Hemisphere
2014-03-31 11:19:49

A study by the University of Southampton suggests that on average the end of Autumn is taking place later in the year and Spring is starting slightly earlier.

2014-03-17 23:01:19

A University of Maryland professor's 39-year tally of two million wildflower blooms shows a complex series of changes due to a warmer climate, with probable ripple effects for birds, bees

161-Year Study Shows Warmer World Causes Earlier Spring Flowering
2013-01-17 09:10:44

Scientists from three universities have found that record temperatures in 2010 and 2012 resulted in the earliest spring flowering season in the eastern United States in more than 160 years.

Nature Observation Database Receives One-Millionth Entry
2012-05-04 03:55:08

On April 30, 2012, the USA National Phenology Network (NPN), partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), received its one-millionth nature observation from volunteers--many of whom are non-scientists or "citizen scientists."

Image 1 - Spring Advancing Faster Than Experiments Suggest
2012-05-03 03:48:22

Plants are leafing out and flowering sooner each year than predicted by results from controlled environmental warming experiments, according to data from a major new archive of historical observations assembled with the help of a NASA researcher.

2012-01-24 11:35:21

The Twenty-four Solar Terms are ancient Chinese terms used for about 2000 years.

2011-07-07 00:25:43

Spring is hailed as the season of rebirth, but if it comes too early, it can threaten the plants it is meant to welcome.

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2011-06-14 11:05:00

As a gradually warmer climate emerges, researchers are observing flowers blooming sooner and birds breeding earlier in the year, but is it may also be affecting the breeding habits of larger mammals.


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