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07

Mar

Top 10 reasons to love winter until the bitter endWhy you should stop being such a hater when it comes to cold weather.

Top 10 reasons to love winter until the bitter end
Why you should stop being such a hater when it comes to cold weather.

05

Mar

Sick of winter? Use this site to find the cities with the most pleasant days per yearThe Pleasant Places to Live web app makes it clear that southern California is the place to be. Montana? Not so much.

Sick of winter? Use this site to find the cities with the most pleasant days per year
The Pleasant Places to Live web app makes it clear that southern California is the place to be. Montana? Not so much.

24

Feb

Return of the polar vortex? Temperatures this week are not expected to plunge as low as they did in the January, but it will be much colder than the average in some areas for this time of year.

Return of the polar vortex?
Temperatures this week are not expected to plunge as low as they did in the January, but it will be much colder than the average in some areas for this time of year.

16

Feb

Warming winters send no love to Olympic bid citiesThe International Olympic Committee requires potential host cities to provide average high and low temperatures but not climate forecasts for that year’s games.

Warming winters send no love to Olympic bid cities
The International Olympic Committee requires potential host cities to provide average high and low temperatures but not climate forecasts for that year’s games.

07

Feb

We’re halfway through winter, so why is it still so darn cold?Thermometer appears to be reluctant to respond to the increasing solar altitude, but from past weather patterns, we should be warming up soon.

We’re halfway through winter, so why is it still so darn cold?
Thermometer appears to be reluctant to respond to the increasing solar altitude, but from past weather patterns, we should be warming up soon.

03

Feb

7 snow white animals that flourish in winter
Arctic critters have no trouble gallivanting across bitter tundras or gliding through freezing polar sea water in the dead of winter. While other animals hunker down as cold weather approaches, these creatures with snowy camouflage and thick layers of fat, fur and feathers don’t skip a beat.

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5 recipes to fight the winter blues

02

Feb

How to care for feral cats during the winterHelp your community’s outdoor cats weather the coldest months by providing them with food, water and shelter.

How to care for feral cats during the winter
Help your community’s outdoor cats weather the coldest months by providing them with food, water and shelter.

30

Jan

Why is it warm in Alaska and snowing in Atlanta?Jet-stream patterns have affected the weather all across the country, meteorologists say, from the California drought to Georgia’s ‘snowpocalypse.’

Why is it warm in Alaska and snowing in Atlanta?
Jet-stream patterns have affected the weather all across the country, meteorologists say, from the California drought to Georgia’s ‘snowpocalypse.’

29

Jan

'Sleeping' trees stand guard over the ArcticPhotographer Niccolo Bonfadini captures the essence of a sub-zero winter in Finnish Lapland with this stunning photo of trees covered in thick layers of ice and snow.

'Sleeping' trees stand guard over the Arctic
Photographer Niccolo Bonfadini captures the essence of a sub-zero winter in Finnish Lapland with this stunning photo of trees covered in thick layers of ice and snow.