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  • Retreating Glaciers Threaten Herbs Used to Make Iconic Alpine Liqueurs

    Retreating Glaciers Threaten Herbs Used to Make Iconic Alpine Liqueurs

    As glaciers recede in the Italian Alps, a shift toward grasslands is threatening native herbs like Artemisia genipi, a key ingredient in the region’s traditional liqueurs.

  • Spring Sprang Early: Should We Worry?

    Spring Sprang Early: Should We Worry?

    While studies do show that flowers and other plants are blooming earlier on average because of warming trends, this year’s early fireworks were “certainly well within the realm of experience for the species native to this area,” says Robert Naczi of the New York Botanical Garden.

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  • Retreating Glaciers Threaten Herbs Used to Make Iconic Alpine Liqueurs

    Retreating Glaciers Threaten Herbs Used to Make Iconic Alpine Liqueurs

    As glaciers recede in the Italian Alps, a shift toward grasslands is threatening native herbs like Artemisia genipi, a key ingredient in the region’s traditional liqueurs.

  • Spring Sprang Early: Should We Worry?

    Spring Sprang Early: Should We Worry?

    While studies do show that flowers and other plants are blooming earlier on average because of warming trends, this year’s early fireworks were “certainly well within the realm of experience for the species native to this area,” says Robert Naczi of the New York Botanical Garden.