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Winter Heating

Heat For Poor At Stake In Fiscal Cliff Fight

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine -- Poor and elderly Americans who rely on aid from the federal government to heat their homes stand to get less help this year if Cong...

Fourth Warmest January in Contiguous U.S., But Record Cold in Alaska

Paul Yeager | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

The warmest conditions (relative to average) were found in the middle of the country, especially across the northern Plains, where some all-time January record high temperatures were established.

5 Ways A Renter Can Save On Wintertime Heating Bills

Posted 01.16.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Q: I rent a shared two-bedroom apartment in Boston that’s somewhat of an anomaly in this “heat and ...

New Yorkers Set Record For All Time Daily Electricity And Natural Gas Use In Cold Weater

nydailynews.com | By William Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With sub-freezing temperatures, New Yorkers set the all time daily winter record for electricity and natural gas usage on Sunday, according to Con Edi...

Requests For Heating Aid Up 20 Percent In Northern Georgia

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. An organization that prov...

Blowin' Smoke

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

A greasy gray cloud no longer blankets town in winter, and Telluride's air quality is far better than it was 20 years ago. The bad news is that there's no substitute for the heat of a wood stove.

Secrets to Avoiding Winter Flu Blues

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

Studies indicate it is not the cold of winter that causes an increase in flu, but the lowered humidity.

Wood Pellet Boilers: Carbon-Neutral Heating (VIDEO)

Chelsea Green | J S Mcdougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Greg Pahl, author of Natural Home Heating: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options, no longer relies on fossil fuels for winter heat. He has no...

Higher Heating Costs Should Be Expected This Winter, Dept. Of Energy Warns

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Heating U.S. homes with oil this winter will cost a painful $450 more than a year ago, another slap to families already reeling fro...

High Oil Prices Fuel Winter Heat Fears

AP | JERRY HARKAVY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nowhere in America, it seems, are people more apprehensive about the prospect of a $3-a-gallon winter than in Maine. Motorists nationwide may grumble...

Expensive Winter In Store For Heating Oil Users

AP | JOHN WILEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's going to be a much more expensive winter for households that depend on heating oil, the government predicted Tuesday, while those that use natura...