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More Pollen Calling

More Pollen Calling

Mar 27, 2019

Warming temperatures have lengthened U.S. growing seasons by weeks or even months in cities across the U.S., extending the allergy season.

Your Changing Allergy Season

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Your Changing Allergy Season

Mar 27, 2019

Allergy season is starting up, and climate change means more time for plants to grow and send out pollen.

Roasted: Coffee at Risk

Roasted: Coffee at Risk

Jan 16, 2019

About half the world’s coffee-producing land will be unsuitable by 2050 due to climate change, which could lead to price hikes unless the industry can make production more sustainable.

Seasonal Warming

Seasonal Warming

Nov 28, 2018

Winter is the fastest-warming season in most of the country, impacting agriculture and winter sports economies.

Freshwater Fishing & Climate Change

Freshwater Fishing & Climate Change

Aug 22, 2018

Warming rivers and lakes from our changing climate are altering recreational fishing in the U.S.

Flowers & Hummingbirds

Flowers & Hummingbirds

May 9, 2018

A family of key pollinators— hummingbirds — are at risk from climate change.

Cherry Blossoms Coming Earlier

Cherry Blossoms Coming Earlier

Mar 21, 2018

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. are blooming earlier, on average, and may reach peak bloom a month earlier by the end of the century.

Fruit Trees Need Winter

Fruit Trees Need Winter

Feb 21, 2018

Milder, shorter winters from climate change are messing with fruit trees’ winter rest cycle, potentially reducing production.

Leaves Emerging Earlier

Leaves Emerging Earlier

Mar 15, 2017

On average, leaves are emerging earlier in the spring as the planet warms.

Fall Foliage & Climate Change

Fall Foliage & Climate Change

Sep 28, 2016

Climate change is affecting the elements driving fall colors: temperature, precipitation, and through migration of species — sunlight.

Allergies Ahead (Pollen)

Allergies Ahead (Pollen)

Apr 27, 2016

There has been an increase in respiratory illnesses triggered by a rise in pollen in recent decades.

Spring Arriving Earlier

Spring Arriving Earlier

Mar 2, 2016

Spring is arriving earlier in the U.S., and on the current greenhouse emissions path, it may start an average of three weeks earlier by 2100.

Fall Harvest

Fall Harvest

Oct 14, 2015

Climate change is bound to alter the length of the growing season.

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Jun 24, 2015

More carbon dioxide (CO2) means larger poison ivy plants.

More CO2 = More Pollen

More CO2 = More Pollen

Apr 8, 2015

Pollen counts have already doubled since 1900, and are projected to nearly double again by 2060.

Spring is Coming Early

Spring is Coming Early

Mar 18, 2015

Although an earlier spring has some appeal, it can disrupt the symbiotic relationship between animals and plants, and make plants more susceptible to late-season frost.

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Apr 4, 2014

Cherry blossoms now appear five days earlier, on average, than they did 80 years ago.

Cicadas

Cicadas

May 16, 2013

In warming world, cicada appearance has shifted 7-10 days earlier.

Warm Springs & Allergies

Warm Springs & Allergies

Mar 27, 2013

Spring’s warm weather brings blooming flowers and trees, but their pollen is aggravating for people suffering from seasonal allergies