News tagged with winter

Meteorological versus astronomical seasons

You may have noticed that meteorologists and climatologists define seasons differently from "regular" or astronomical spring, summer, fall, and winter. So, why do meteorological and astronomical seasons begin and end at different ...

dateSep 23, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Farming with forests

In the race to feed a growing population, it is important to consider sustainability. University of Illinois researchers are promoting the practice of agroforestry—the intentional planting of trees and shrubs with crops ...

dateSep 23, 2016 in Environment
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Which snowy owls thrive in Saskatchewan's winters

Snowy Owls capture the imagination, but ornithologists know surprisingly little about how these birds of the far north fare during the harsh winters they endure. The researchers behind a new study in The Auk: Ornithological ...

dateAug 31, 2016 in Ecology
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