polar vortex

The costs behind winter blues

Feb 28, 2014
Snow, rain, wind, and ice are across the U.S. this year in one of the more dreadful winters on record. With unexpected weather comes unexpected costs.
Posted In: weather, storms, polar vortex

Chicago's winter and a commuter-rail system in trouble

Feb 18, 2014
Delayed trains left commuters standing in icy winds, and revealed an accident waiting to happen.
Posted In: polar vortex, Chicago, public transportation

Tom Vilsack: Polar vortex relief 'won’t happen until we have a farm bill'

Jan 10, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks polar vortex, the farm bill, and food prices.
Posted In: Tom Vilsack, polar vortex, farm bill, Agriculture Department

Beef prices surge as cold weather rolls in

Jan 8, 2014
A Missouri cattle farmer tells us why.
Posted In: beef, polar vortex

Seriously, keep that boiling water in the pot

Jan 7, 2014
Tossing boiling water in the air in subzero temperatures will only get you burned.
Posted In: water, polar vortex, bad idea

How the 'polar vortex' is impacting the economy

Jan 7, 2014
A look at how cold weather reallocates resources
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Could polar vortex dampen January's gym business?

Jan 6, 2014
For gyms and fitness studios, January is usually a busy time.
Posted In: gym, polar vortex, snow, new year's resolution