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By Theresa Crimmins
University of Arizona 

Spring is arriving earlier across the US, and that's not always good news

 


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(THE CONVERSATION) Across much of the United States, a warming climate has advanced the arrival of spring. This year is no exception. In parts of the Southeast, spring has arrived weeks earlier than normal and may turn out to be the warmest spring on record.

Apple blossoms in March and an earlier start to picnic season may seem harmless and even welcome. But the early arrival of springtime warmth has many downsides for the natural world and for humans.

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