Extreme cold is hard on the country's infrastructure

Feb 1, 2019
The extreme cold that gripped a large part of the country this week is beginning to let up, but not without leaving some damage in its wake.
A man takes a picture along the lakefront as temperatures hovered around -20 degrees on January 30, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
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The logistics (and costs) of moving an NFL game

Nov 21, 2014
Teams have specific needs. Not just any hotel will do. Nor will just any food.

Falling oil won't mean huge savings on home heating

Nov 20, 2014
Winter has got an early grip on the country.
A woman bundles up against the cold. Cold temperatures are already striking hard in the midwest and northeast parts of the country.
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Winter is coming: Why forecasters love a good vortex

Nov 10, 2014
A polar vortex is predictable, so it makes for an easy, media-friendly story.

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.

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.

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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.

Beef prices surge as cold weather rolls in

Jan 8, 2014
A Missouri cattle farmer tells us why.

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.