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This Just In: GAHHH THUNDERSNOW!

2/3/2011 // By Miles Grant

Are you a weather geek like me? Then you have to watch this video of the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore absolutely losing his mind with excitement about thundersnow in Chicago during this week’s Midwest storm: In defense of Jim’s wig-out, …

Midwest snowstorm (via Flickr's NASA Goddard Photo & Video)

18-Foot-High Ice Waves Pound Chicago: Totally Normal?

2/1/2011 // By Miles Grant

Update 3:02pm: My colleague Patrick Fitzgerald points out this post is now inaccurate – the forecast has now been upgraded to call for 25-foot ice waves. Hey Iceman, surf’s up! Here’s the thing about people who deny 2010 was tied …

Photo Credit: Flickr's Californian Em

Looking for An Excuse to Party? Here is a Squirrely One

1/18/2011 // By Mary Burnette

Celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, 2011 by giving these furry friends something to munch on as they scrounge for winter food sources.

A brook cuts through a winter landscape by John J. Stier

10 Comments about Winter from Henry David Thoreau

1/6/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Winter is here, as residents in various snowy, icy, frozen parts of the nation have noticed. For many people it is a bleak season, with the first day of winter marked by the longest night of the year.  But there …

Downtown Syracuse, NY (via Flickr's GKS.)

Lake Ontario, Justin Bieber & You: A Guide to Global Warming & Lake Effect Snow

12/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

If global warming is accelerating, how can Syracuse’s snowfall be breaking records?

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Magazine Readers Report Hummingbird Sightings

12/15/2010 // By Kelly Senser

After Pat Neuhaus read in the December/January issue of National Wildlife that out-of-range-and-season sightings of hummingbirds are becoming increasingly common, he put out his sugar-water feeders. The next day, a hummingbird arrived in his South Carolina yard. “I hope to …

Does anyone say 'drek' other than me?

December Brings The Usual Snow Job From Climate Deniers

12/15/2010 // By Max Greenberg

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful / But the fire is so delightful / And since we’ve no place to go / let’s all willfully misinterpret climate science and yell until someone pays attention to us.” Yes, it’s cold (in …

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6 Reasons You Don’t Go Outside—And How To Get Over Them

3/1/2010 // By Anne Cissel

Does a small voice inside of you tell you that you shouldgo outside more? Maybe you’ve noticed that the kids are calmer and happier after a walk. Or you learned that lack of sunlight can lead to Vitamin D deficiency. Or maybe you …

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How Nature Can Help You Fight the Winter Doldrums

1/28/2010 // By NWF

Getting cabin fever from spending too much time indoors lately? Don’t despair. Research shows that regular contact with nature boosts physical and mental health as well as productivity and with a little imagination, even people who are stuck inside can …

New NWF Report Details Climate Change’s Impacts on Winter Weather

1/28/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation has issued a new report on how climate change is impacting winter weather.

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