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Congress Sees Its Shadow, Tries to Destroy Winter

2/1/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

With two more members aiming to force construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Congress seems to be living in a time warp. Read more >

And he didn't leave to play in California. (Wikimedia Commons | Sector001)

Finally, a Squirrel Gets Its Own Baseball Card. Plus: Top 7 Rodents in Baseball History

2/2/2012 // By Max Greenberg

The new 2012 Topps Series 1 baseball card set features a single highlight from the St. Louis Cardinals’ incredible run to the World Series. It’s the only thing about the Cards’ season that was stranger than Kyle Lohse becoming a […] Read more >

St*ff Groundhogs Say

1/27/2012 // By Anne Senft

If only groundhogs could talk, what would they say? Read more >

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On Groundhog Day: Ten Things to Know about These Surprising Creatures

1/30/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

As we approach Groundhog Day, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the remarkable things that are known about these critters.  Groundhogs (or woodchucks) are rodents and are part of the marmot family.  After […] Read more >

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10 Things You May Not Know About Groundhogs

1/13/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The groundhog, also known as the woodchuck or the mouse bear (because it looks like a miniature bear when sitting upright), first won its reputation as a weather prognosticator in 1886, when the editor of western Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper, […] Read more >

The Real Reasons for Groundhog Day

2/2/2009 // By Danielle Brigida

Punxsutawney Phil, America’s most famous weather forecaster, will have love, not weather, on his mind when he emerges from his hole on February 2. Researchers tracked 32 groundhogs for more than four years and concluded that the real reason for […] Read more >

Groundhog Day Trivia

2/2/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Today is Groundhog Day, but do you know the real reason the groundhog wakes up from its winter hibernation? It’s not really to see its shadow. Find out the true story! More Groundhog Trivia: Groundhogs are rodents in the Sciuridae […] Read more >

“Well According to Phil…oh and the IPCC”

2/3/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

Yesterday was a big day in the global warming news cycle. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report saying it is “very likely” (at least a 90 percent chance) that human activities are causing the warming of the […] Read more >