Scientists develop method for seasonal prediction of wildfires in the US West

A column of smoke rises from the Tamarack Fire in Nevada in 2021. Credit: US Forest Service This summer’s western wildfire season is likely to be more severe than average but not as devastating as last year’s near-record, according to an experimental prediction method developed by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). … Read more

Climate change is altering the seasonal rhythm of plant life-cycle events

Changes in the environment can have economic consequences as it affects the quantity and quality of agriculture and forestry products. Credit: Shutterstock “Si sta come d’autunno sugli alberi le foglie.” “We are like autumn leaves on branches,” Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti wrote in his 1918 poem Soldati (Soldiers), on the tragedy of human life and … Read more