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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? Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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. Read more >

Outside playing with snow flurries

5 Tips to Stay Warm Outside In Winter

1/6/2010 // By Anne Cissel

It’s not bathing suit weather, but winter’s still a great season for outdoor fun. Be prepared! 1. Dress in Layers Wear several layers of clothing and peel them off if you get too warm. The heat captured in between the […] Read more >

Celebrating Solstice

12/14/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum knows how to have a Green Hour even at the the darkest time of the year. Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Watch The Sunrise

11/12/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Fall and winter are great times to catch the sunrise. Watch Rebecca Cohen’s video and read her blog! Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Tag and Rolling Down Hills

7/30/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Rebecca Cohen plays tag and rolls down a hill, first on her own–then in a big plastic ball. Read more >