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'Worst Winter Ever': Get Out There and Enjoy It!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 02.26.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

The amount of energy extracted in freezing portions of one of the world's three greatest waterfalls boggles the mind. But there it is, segments of the American Falls (and columns of the Horseshoe Falls) frozen in time, literally.

Faithful Shopper: Beach Babies

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.12.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We've all had it with ice and snow -- it's time for sun and sand! Escape for a few days of warmth by the sea, and attire yourself accordingly from any of the stores below.

Exploring Illinois' Frozen Waterfalls (Part 1)

Tom Gill | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
Tom Gill

Located in the north central part of Illinois, about 50 miles west of Chicago off Interstate 80, Starved Rock State Park is one of the top tourist destinations in the state. This 2,600-acre park adjacent to the Illinois River boasts 18 sandstone canyons--14 of which have waterfalls during wet seasons. Reduced to only a trickle in early winter, these waterfalls freeze into giant ice columns during the cold weather. Some of the frozen waterfalls reach 80 feet in height, depending upon the depth of the canyon.

Ice Fishing Fun!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 02.06.2015 | Sports
Minnesota Historical Society

When the lakes have safely frozen solid in winter, numerous Minnesotans venture out in the cold to go ice-fishing. This little girl and her dog are...

The Shame Of America's Family Detention Camps

The New York Times | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

The president’s new policies apply only to immigrants who have been in the United States for more than five years; they do nothing to address the em...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

These Photos Capture The Little-Known Beauty Of Lake Michigan In Winter

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green

In the height of winter, most people would be hesitant to spend the day at the beach. But nature lovers willing to brave the bitter cold and blustery ...

Frozen Sentinels of Southern Lake Michigan

Tom Gill | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Tom Gill

Winter grips the Great Lakes region of the United States, and that grip has once again manifested itself on the lighthouses that dot the shore of southern Lake Michigan.

Polar Bears Are Migrating To Areas With Longer Lasting Ice

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Some polar bear clusters have slowly moved to islands north of Canada's mainland that are r...

5 Tips For Running In Sub-Zero Temperatures

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The key to running in the extreme cold is to protect yourself, wear the proper clothing and have an exit strategy.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lake Michigan's Ice Boulders Are Back, And Some Say They're Bigger Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green

One of the oddest phenomena to roll up on the shores of the Great Lakes has returned. Ice balls -- frozen orbs formed in winter waves -- have again...

The Winter Shore: Beautiful But Potentially Deadly

Tom Gill | Posted 01.08.2015 | Travel
Tom Gill

Impressive scenes of frozen lighthouses and arctic-like icescapes draw visitors to the shores of the Great Lakes each winter. This winter wonderland, ...

Lake Superior Ice

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 01.08.2015 | Travel
Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior is beautiful any time of year, but there is something special about watching the eerie transition of the powe...

It's A 2014 Icicle Listicle

Posted 12.25.2014 | Green

2014 was a year upon which many will have good reason to look back in contemplation, and to consider the many complicated strands of historical, polit...

Homeland Security's New Method Of Tracking Immigrants Crossing The Border

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally ...

Ice Formations and Patterns of Early Winter

Tom Gill | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green
Tom Gill

Early winter yields some interesting photographic opportunities often overlooked by those waiting for dramatic, in-your-face displays of nature. A narrow window exists between the time water changes to ice on lakes, rivers, and streams, and this period can produce some of the most interesting ice patterns of the season.

Elise Foley

Deportations Down In 2014: DHS

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Deportations by the Department of Homeland Security have gone down, from 438,421 deportations last year to 414,481 in fiscal year 2014, ...

Senate Confirms Obama Immigration Nominee

AP | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. ...

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others...

Dan Kowalski | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

So, let me get this straight. Our top priority for immigration arrests lumps together terrorists, convicted felons, gang bangers and...drywallers, moms and kids?

Watch These Hikers Walk Across A Crystal-Clear, Frozen Lake

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel

What do you do when you stumble across a crystal-clear lake that's completely frozen? Walk across it, of course. A YouTube video uploaded Dec. 8 s...

Why Your Winter Plans Should Include a Walk on the Beach

Tom Gill | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
Tom Gill

When most people think of beaches, they visualize the tropics--white sand, warm water, and crowds of sunbathers. My view, however, is contrary. I enjoy exploring The Great Lakes beaches in winter, when temperatures fall well below freezing. Don't get me wrong, I love tropical beaches and warm weather. But to me, a frozen shoreline offers so much more than the typical tropical beach.

Photographing the Frozen Lighthouse

Tom Gill | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Tom Gill

In fact, in late November of this year, an early arctic weather pattern turned the Midwest cold and windy - the perfect ingredients for iced lighthouses on the Great Lakes. When I arrived at the lighthouse, my expectations were correct. This was the earliest I can remember, where the outer lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan was completely covered in ice. As a rule, mid to late December is the typical time for icing -cold, windy, and the lake is still liquid. Any later, and Lake Michigan tends to freeze over, and the splashing and spray are suppressed, so the lighthouses don't ice up.

Rainy, Warm November Weather Wreaks Havoc on Alaska's Kuskokwim River Ice Road

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

In good winters, the Kuskokwim River ice road offers this Western Alaska hub and nearby villages 200 or more miles of smooth travel, a frozen river route with an undercurrent of danger. This may not be one of those winters.

Business Liability for Snow and Ice Removal

Brad Reid | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

There are numerous slip and fall lawsuits resulting from snow and ice on business premises. This comment briefly discusses each of three legal standards that may apply, depending upon the jurisdiction.

'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know if you are aware of this, but we penguins have our pride. In my case, I'm no run-of-the-mill bird. I'm a King penguin, in fact--bred fo...

New York City Just Made It Harder For Feds To Detain Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.14.2014 | Latino Voices

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill Friday that will further restrict the city’s cooperation with immigration authorities who try to de...