Children ride sleds down a hill on the West Lawn of the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Don't even think about sledding on Capitol Hill

Mar 6, 2015
From the Capitol Grounds Regulations, courtesy of the architect of the capitol's office: "No person shall coast or slide a sled within Capitol Grounds."
Posted In: snow, bobsled, children, terrible laws
"It's a snowball."

Tallying the economic winners of the status quo

Feb 27, 2015
There is a cost to gridlock, but there are also economic winners.
Posted In: snow, Congress, climate change

For many workers, there's no such thing as a "snow day"

Feb 23, 2015
The pros and cons of asking workers to brave a storm.
Posted In: labor, cold, snow, working
While Ithaca might be a "gorges" upstate New York town, its snow-burdened visitor's bureau recently joked guests should check out Florida instead.

Visitors bureau in Ithaca wins at marketing

Feb 19, 2015
Snowy upstate New York town tells visitors to check out Florida instead.
Posted In: snow, New York, tourism

Boston's massive snowfall brings in business

Feb 11, 2015
This winter is one of the snowiest ever. and some are cashing in.
Posted In: snow, boston, storms
A man shovels his driveway as a firetruck plows through a snowdrift last month in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

How do you get rid of 40 inches of snow?

Feb 5, 2015
After a week of record snow fall, Boston is trying to make it disappear.
Posted In: snow, blizzard, boston
Department of Sanitation employee Dennis Stacks helps rotate the plow of a salt truck before it clears the snow in New York City.

Guess everything costs more in New York City

Jan 29, 2015
... including snow and ice removal, which averages $1.8 million per inch. Say what?
Posted In: snow, New York City

Doing the numbers on the Northeast's snowstorm

Jan 27, 2015
What is the productivity cost of a city-wide shutdown? Who knows.
Posted In: blizzard, snow, productivity
A city worker grooms a pile of road salt in Chicago.

Cost of melting icy roads ... is heating up

Jan 26, 2015
In New York, the price is up 27 percent from last year.
Posted In: road salt, winter, snow

In need of a white Christmas? Head to Hawaii

Dec 25, 2014
A rare blizzard is leaving snow on the islands.
Posted In: snow, Hawaii, Christmas