1

Spring coming earlier in US because of climate change, scientists say

Study predicts plants will start budding three weeks sooner by end of century as climate change exerts direct effect on seasonal calendar Scientists have confirmed what gardeners have long suspected: spring is coming much earlier in the US, with plants projected to bud three weeks earlier by the end of the century because of climate change. By 2100 plants will …

bark beetle

Bark Beetles Are Decimating Our Forests. That Might Actually Be a Good Thing.

There is an eerie feel to this grove of lodgepole pines that I can’t quite put my finger on as entomologist¬†Diana Six¬†tromps ahead of me, hatchet in hand, scanning the southwestern Montana woods for her target. But as she digs the blade into a towering trunk, it finally hits me: the smell. There’s no scent of pine needles, no sharp, …