Tag: climate

Weather Is All About Local Climate

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UNITED STATES—Weather has no thermostat. There is no automation. It is naturally variable. Weather is constantly changing like, well . . . the weather....

Autumn Weather Prompts Foliar Color

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UNITED STATES—Mild climates allow more flowers to bloom through autumn and winter here than in most other parts of America. That is why cool...

Mediterranean Climates Are Something Special

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UNITED STATES—The climate here is pretty cool, at least in winter. Right now, it is pleasantly warm. It does not often get uncomfortably cold...

Summer Dormancy Is No Mystery

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UNITED STATES—California buckeye, Aesculus californica, is an enigma. How does it survive while defoliated for so much of the year? Not all are so...

Unseasonable Weather Can Confuse Plants

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UNITED STATES—Even without any of the five senses that we are outfitted with, plants are remarkably perceptive of the weather and the changing seasons....

Virtual Reality Owl Educates Community On Climate Change

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SANTA MONICA—The virtual reality Owl will be the city of Santa Monica’s first use of virtual reality to help community members understand the impacts...

Lawn Rebate Program Runs Dry

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LOS ANGELES—The Metropolitan Water District's rebate budget has been depleted by the large number of people removing their lawns for more drought-resistant alternatives and...

California Natives Are Remarkably Diverse

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UNITED STATES—California is a big place, with more environmental diversity than any other state and most other countries. It includes rainy and cool forests...
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