WBUR quoting Richard Primack, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Today is the 200th birthday of author, activist and abolitionist Henry David Thoreau…” Expert quote: “We know that climate change is partially responsible. A lot of the species that have declined the most are the cold-loving, northern wild flowers.” View full article.
WBUR quoting Richard Primack, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “About 10 years ago, Liza Ketchum of Watertown noticed that the peonies in her garden were unfurling their big, showy blooms more than three weeks earlier than normal…” Expert quote: “What we know is that plants are now flowering about two weeks earlier than […]
Undark quoting Richard Primack, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “EACH YEAR, as the earth’s tilt eases back toward the sun, the wintry northern hemisphere gives way to spring, and thousands of species of plants, insects, and animals stir back to life…” Expert quote: “Now we’re in a distinct warming period because of […]
WGBH Richard Primack, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “It’s spring, and everywhere you look flowers are blooming and trees are sprouting leaves…” Expert quote: “There’s actually a plant I never noticed here before,” he said. “Maybe it could be new. This is a bigtooth aspen.” View full interview.
National Geographic Richard Primack, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “The shrubs probably responded first. In the 19th century, alder and flowering willows in the Alaskan Arctic stood no taller than a small child—just a little over three feet…” Expert quote: “Everywhere throughout the world, things are happening earlier in the spring—in China, Japan, Korea, […]
Deutsche Welle Richard Primack, College of Arts and Sciences With spring rapidly progressing, cherry trees all over the world are beginning to bloom earlier… Expert quote: ““For anyone who has never seen it, you really couldn’t believe what happens in Japan at that time of year,” Richard Primack, plant ecologist and professor of biology at […]
Associated Press Richard Primack, College of Arts and Sciences Spring has sprung early — potentially record early — in much of the United States, bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about a climate gone askew… Expert quote: “Crocuses and snowdrops are in full flower in suburban Boston — all exceptionally early because of […]
New York Times Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences In 1845, Henry David Thoreau repaired to a cabin in the woods beside Walden Pond “to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach.”… Expert quote: The Boston University ecologist Richard Primack compared dates […]
New York Times Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences A century ago, the flaming fall foliage in Nova Scotia would have long faded by early November… Expert quote: “In general, peak leaf color in Concord and the surrounding Boston area for these maples is now more typically a week or two later.” View full […]
WBUR Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences The air is crisp, the sky is a brilliant blue, the Red Sox are battling to stay in the postseason…it’s autumn in New England, no question about it. Expert quote: “It’s very striking because during the height of the drought in July and August and the very […]