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Danger: Thin Great Lakes Ice

Great Lakes Ice Cover All of us in the Great Lakes region (and perhaps other regions also) are either enjoying or fretting over what is such a mild winter. Air …

Cherry blossoms in the Washington, DC area captured on February 4, 2012 (Kelly Senser)

Wildlife Finding the Warm Winter Rather Bewildering

  Punxsutawney Phil might think we have 6 more weeks of winter, but the geese, daffodils, and mosquitoes have a different idea. Across the continental United States, people are noticing that …

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6 Gifts Birds are “Tweeting” about this Holiday Season

Attract more birds to your backyard this holiday season by providing them the things they need most.

Backyard Wonderland

Though the winter season is weeks away, we were offered a taste of it today. Such put me in a musical mood. This song, sung to the tune of “Winter …

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This Just In: GAHHH THUNDERSNOW!

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 …

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

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

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! …

Photo Credit: Flickr's Californian Em

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

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.

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Move Winter Birthday Parties Outdoors

Warm up birthday party fun with three fresh-air activities

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

10 Comments about Winter from Henry David Thoreau

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 …

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Feeling SAD? How Sunlight Affects Health

Find out why it’s important to light up your life during the winter months

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