How & Why Do Leaves Change Color?

How & Why Do Leaves Change Color?

In case you're planning to do some leaf peeping this weekend, here's a look at how and why the leaves turned all those vibrant colors.

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    A boy was in critical condition after a tree fell on him in a Bay Area campground. The 12-year-old was camping with family at campground in San Mateo County when a 40-foot tree fell on the tent in which he and another boy were sleeping. More
  • The First Ever Spotting of a 'White Killer Whale' Seen in Wild
    A white orca is identified off Russia's Kamchatka peninsula - believed to be the first white adult seen in the wild. More
  • Extinction rates 'overestimated'
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  • Falling tree kills during bedtime story
    The woman was reading a bedtime story to her 7-year-old granddaughter Tuesday night when an oak fell on their safari-like luxury tent in Santa Rosa and killed the grandmother instantly, authorities said. More
  • Palestinians, Jews race to plant West Bank
    Olive tree by olive tree, Palestinian farmers and Jewish settlers are competing over the rocky hills of the West Bank, planting more of the gnarled evergreens to strengthen their hold on the land. Now in harvest season, the battle gets rough, with orchards robbed, vandalized and burned. More
  • Local farmers in South Africa were cut out of rooibos tea cash. Now change is brewing
    For generations, the Khoisan people harvested the rooibos plant to make tea. As this caffeine-free drink has grown trendy — 9,000 tons exported a year — they've been cut out of revenues. Until now.
    05/27/2023 - 6:11 am | View Link
  • The Earthshot Prize is where Prince William hopes to leave his legacy – and it might actually change the world
    The Prince of Wales has long lost count of the number of cups of tea he has been offered in his decades of public engagements. So too the glasses of water and endless local speciality drinks as he has ...
    05/27/2023 - 3:00 am | View Link
  • Healing nature key to climate change fight
    Increased political resistance to new EU laws to protect the environment has left the European Commission fighting to keep intact its vision for Europe’s green transition. Ahead of elections in the ...
    05/25/2023 - 7:58 am | View Link
  • The dirt on climate change and plants
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    05/25/2023 - 6:48 am | View Link
  • Could Washington's football team change its name again?
    Washington's team name leaves a lot to be desired. Thanks to a recent ruling by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), pending new owner Josh Harris may have a strong reason to rebrand ...
    05/24/2023 - 1:13 pm | View Link
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