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fall, autumn, foliage, nature

Fall Foliage is Late in the Northeast, But Why?

Although the Northeast is a hot spot for leaf peeping, many early travelers have been left disappointed. Warm temperatures and an unusual weather pattern crossing the Midwest and Northeast have delayed leaf peeping in hot spots across the U.S. As Linda Lam explains for The Weather Channel, high and low temperatures have been “well-above average …

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earthquake, geology, environment

Are Hurricanes Playing a Role in Seismic Activity? [Interview]

Several strong hurricanes have made landfall over the past few months, leaving destruction in their wake, but what else are they triggering? Could they be responsible for seismic activity? We wanted to learn more about the data recently captured by seismometers amid some of the season’s strongest storms. For insight, we spoke to Stephen Hicks, …

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coffee, health

Could Climate Change Pose a Threat to….Your Morning Coffee?

What would the world look like without coffee? This is what some researchers are wondering now that they’ve looked at the impact of climate change and pollination on coffee bean plants. For a recent study, a group of scientists wanted to examine how climate change caused geographic range shifts in pollinators and major crops (Imbach …

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Meet Henderson Island, Home to the World’s Plastic Trash

Welcome to Henderson Island, where you can literally live alongside 38 million pieces of trash. This little island located halfway between New Zealand and Chile is considered to be a UNESCO world heritage site. Unfortunately, it’s been plagued with a plastic problem. A recent report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences …

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