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America’s northeast is famous for its red, orange and yellow fall foliage but experts say climate change is dulling the colors and delaying peak season, causing concern for the region’s multibillion-dollar “leaf-peeping” tourist industry.

Warmer temperatures and heavier rainfall are keeping leaves greener for longer while extreme weather events like heat waves and storms are stripping trees bare before getting to autumn, according to conservationists.

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