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The USA-NPN, phenology, and our partners are often in the news. Follow some recent stories below.

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  • 'Springing Forward, and Its Consequences' article in NY Times
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Volunteers Collect Phenology Data at USGS EROS Center
    Monday, April 21, 2014
  • 'Lessons from a meadow could impact climate change models' article in UANews
    Monday, March 17, 2014
  • 'Timing is Everything: Phenology as a Tool for City Foresters' article in City Trees
    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    In this article in City Trees, authors Theresa Crimmins and Dudley Hartel discuss how city foresters can use Nature's Notebook to inform when to schedule management activities, identify problems in early stages, support reserach, and engage others.

  • "Why You Shouldn't Hope for an Early Spring" featuring NPN
    Saturday, March 8, 2014

    Ensia is an online and print magazine showcasing solutions to the Earth's biggest environmental challenges. Their readers include environmental leaders and decision makers around the world as well as researchers and scientists and the public.  They have posted a story "Why You Shouldn't Hope for an Early Spring" quoting the National Phenology Network director, Jake Weltzin, and NPN data.