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How Climate Change Impacts Fall Foliage

Changing temperatures and precipitation can affect when the leaves change and how vibrant their colors blaze.

by |September 26, 2022
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Finding Thanksgiving Gratitude Despite Environmental Grief

It can be difficult to enjoy the holidays with sustainability on your mind. Here’s how one student found a moment of optimism on Thanksgiving.

by Colleen M. Fitzpatrick |December 7, 2021

Rooftop Camera Will Track How Local Forests Change With the Climate

Installed on top of Lamont’s oceanography building, PhenoCam will help track how trees grow and change with the weather, seasons, and climate change.

by |November 3, 2020

Losing Leaf Peepers: the Effect of Climate Change on Fall Color

The spectacular colors of fall foliage draw throngs of tourists to the Eastern U.S. each year. However, new research from The Chinese Academy of Sciences suggests that climate change may shift the timing of this seasonal event to the detriment of travelers and locals alike.

by |November 11, 2013