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Early Spring

Is Punxsutawney Phil Too Big to Fail?

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Comedy
Seamus McKiernan

Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, was indicted on federal charges of fraud Monday, a culmination of a two-month-long inquiry into the groundhog's now-debunked prediction that spring was "right around the corner."

Break Out of Groundhog Day, Cut Carbon Pollution and Heal the Climate

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Phil's history of accuracy isn't exactly stellar, but he could be onto something this year. After recording the hottest year on record in the lower 48, the National Weather Service is predicting a warmer-than-usual spring across much of the nation.

Is Spring Coming Earlier?

Posted 03.08.2012 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer: NEW YORK -- A tiny, cloverlike plant with heart-shaped leaflets caught Steve Brill's attention as he sca...

Does A Warm Winter Mean It's OK To Start Gardening?

The Huffington Post | Dickson Wong | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

To garden now or not to garden now...that seems to be the question we're asking on these warm winter days. While we're convinced by this recent observ...

WATCH: 8 Lesser Known Groundhogs

Posted 01.30.2012 | Comedy

Sure, that one groundhog had a whole movie made about him, but that doesn't mean he's the only -- or even the most reliable -- groundhog weatherman. ...

Groundhog Day Photoshop Competition

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

UPDATE: Congratulations to rbmorris for making the top-voted Groundhog Day Photoshop! We've moved it to the top and closed participation. Thanks for p...