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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 ...

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.

Polar Vortex of 2015's Cray-Cray Banished Words

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To put it a different way: "Dang these kids today." Anyway, as usual the comments from people proposing words for the banished list were pretty amusing at times.

WATCH: Why You Shouldn't Call Everything A Polar Vortex

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 11.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Weather forecasters exhausted the term "polar vortex" when describing the cause of last winter's below-zero temperatures, strong winds and above-avera...

Kim Bellware

If You Keep Calling It A Polar Vortex, You Don't Know What A Polar Vortex Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

The next time you hear that a "polar vortex" is headed your way, keep one thing in mind: It's probably bunk. A whole lot of people jumped into "Da...

"Weather or Not"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.13.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am frequently under the weather, but I seldom know whether I will weather the storm that forecasters have forecast, which is why I can't predict what kind of weather I will be under.

What Energy Crisis? The News Is Good for Consumers

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Llewellyn King

For now, with international economic activity waning, and hydraulic fracking unlocking oil and gas at an astounding rate, this is a bonus time for the American consumer.

Study Links Polar Vortex Chills To Melting Sea Ice

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to ge...

Dogs Pose Majestically Beneath A Double Rainbow, Prompt Thoughts About Love, Nature, And Politicians

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green

It's hard to look at these gorgeous dogs posing majestically beneath perfect double rainbows, and not contemplate joy, happiness, love, nature, politi...

Did You Miss The Polar Vortex? Don't Worry, It'll Be Back This Summer

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green

The polar vortex is expected to return to the continental United States later this month, apparently at the behest of liberals who invented it just to...

15 Signs The Return Of Soulja Boy Is Upon Us

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak & Lauren Zupkus | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment

We tried to ignore it. We tried to pretend like it wasn't happening. But the time has come for us all to accept the truth: Soulja Boy has returned. ...

Spooky Links Seen Between North, South Poles

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

Long-distance atmospheric connections between the North and South poles are linking weather and climate in distant parts of the globe, according to d...

Obama Takes Bold Step to Geoengineer Climate Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The ACDC plan, code-named "Rainmaker," is considered by experts to be groundbreaking not only because it did not require the construction of a vast industrial infrastructure; it also helped keep flights on time.

The Winter of My Discontent

Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson

I actually attempted this year, for Lent, to give up "weather grumbling" and lasted for a mere nine days before another mini polar vortex broke me down.

Live Baby Chick Cam: Meet Our Polar Vortex Miracle!

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Leah Zerbe, an online editor at RodaleNews.com The cyclical nature of life is perhaps nowhere more apparent than on a farm. The trusty tomato pl...

City In Illinois Prevents Church From Helping Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact

Updated March 24, 2014: 6:10 p.m. EST Many more people will be forced to sleep outside in below freezing temperatures now that the city of Rockford...

Climate Activism Works

Carl Gibson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green
Carl Gibson

Even a Koch Brothers-funded scientist who was paid to debunk climate change found that climate change is real, and exacerbated by human behavior. Pitting climate scientists against oil industry-funded politicians isn't a "debate," but a denial-fest.

Another Blast Of Arctic Air Follows Latest Snow

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many a...

16 Signs That You And Your Kids Have Had Too Many Snow Days

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents

The polar vortex came. It saw. It conquered. It's coming back. Schools across the U.S. have closed in record numbers this year. While the first two o...

10 Reasons Why Illinoisans Are More Resilient

Madison Bondi | Posted 04.28.2014 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

1. You can drive in any kind of traffic/weather. 2. Heat waves AND snowmageddons, no problem. 3. Dominick's closes and you can still manage to...

This Winter Has Been Tough, But Here Are 10 Reasons Why Illinoisans Are Tougher

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.27.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Look at the forecast for Illinois for the next 10 days. Actually, on second thought, don't. It's depressing. This winter with all the snow and the nagging, continuing appearances from the polar vortex has really taxed the fortitude of Illinoisans.

Is Your House Ready for the Next Polar Vortex?

Angie Hicks | Posted 04.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Angie Hicks

Preparation is key to increasing your odds of staying warm and dry during the next blizzard or cold snap. So if you haven't already done so, take some time to answer these five questions:

World Experienced 4th Warmest January On Record, But Not U.S.

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe cozied up to the fourth warmest January on record this year, essentially leaving just the eastern half of the United Sta...

WATCH: This Is The Polar Vortex Engulfing The U.S.

Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

That incredibly cold, it-hurts-to-be-outside weather that much of the U.S. experienced last month may come back to bite the country again next week. ...

Welcome To The United States Of Snow

Posted 02.14.2014 | Green

It's never been a more auspicious time to be vacationing in Florida. According to USA Today, the perennially sunny state is the only state in the coun...