Plants and soil are carbon sinks, sucking up roughly a third of all the carbon pollution humans produce annually.
Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere on 22 Sept: Significance, everything else you need to know
The two equinoxes take place when the Sun is exactly above the equator.
The data recorded by the researchers reveal more than 12,000 different species of animals, plants, fungi and bacteria have shifted their habitat.
Malayalis believe that an auspicious object is the first thing they should see on Vishu, so that the rest of the year is prosperous.