Many signs of spring have shifted earlier and earlier, out of sync with the lengthening days--as is the case this year across much of the United States. Some animals and insects aren’t adapting fast enough to this "asynchrony," and there's an increasing disconnect with legal dates that govern hunting and other resource management. AtmosNews looks into what's happening in this new area of research.
This year has also seen destructive tornadoes weeks before the spring equinox. Why might a cooling of the Pacific Ocean help stoke early-season tornadoes in the United States? Researchers are beginning to dig deeper into the connections between severe U.S. thunderstorms and the sea. Here's the scoop.