Research has seen leaves changing in Massachusetts three days later than two decades ago. In Vermont, the growing season ended later than the statistical average in seven out of the last 10 years. This may be shocking information, especially if autumn is one of your favorite seasons because of the changing leaves.
The colors associated with fall happen when production of chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants that's crucial to photosynthesis, slows down as the days get shorter and the nights grow longer. That exposes leaves' yellow, red and orange pigments that are normally hidden from view.
What is happening is that climate change is affecting precipitation, which in turn plays a factor in color intensity. In addition, a warming world may also delay leaves from turning.
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Piercing cold will send temperatures tumbling to dangerous levels for some across the central and eastern United States next week.
Three people were killed after a pileup, involving up to 40 vehicles, snarled traffic in snowy central Michigan Thursday morning.
A storm will spread snow and a wintry mix that will disrupt travel across the northeastern United States by early next week.
Cyclone Vardah will weaken before reaching southern India to start the new week.
A Georgia man was sentenced to life in prison following the death of his son in a hot car in June of 2014.
Bouts of rain and snow will continue to spread over the northwestern United States through Saturday.
Famed astronaut John Glenn, most well-known for becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, passed away on Thursday at the age of 95.