Europe’s Race to Secure New Energy Sources Is on a Knife’s Edge

A long-term switch to more renewable sources has been overtaken by a short-term scramble to stave off a crisis.

#arcelormittal-sa, #coal, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gazprom, #heating, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #weather, #winter-season

Storm Expected to Bring Heavy, Wet Snow to Central New York

Though there is uncertainty about the storm’s track, a forecaster said “pretty impactful weather” could knock out power and make for sloppy commutes.

#boston-mass, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-state, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

Ice Skating at a Rink Is Fun. Gliding Through a Forest? Glorious.

Ottawa’s winter-lovers can now pick among a half-dozen skating trails that wind for miles through the wilderness in and around the city. But climate change threatens the good times.

#canada, #global-warming, #ice-skating, #national-hockey-league, #neil-chris, #ottawa-ontario, #winter-season

The End of the Ski Trail Map?

At ski resorts around the country, the familiar paper map is disappearing, as mountains push skiers to use apps and other digital resources. But some skiers are pushing back.

#maps, #mobile-applications, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

Times photographers sought to…

Times photographers sought to capture every aspect of the Olympic Games in Beijing. These pictures were special to them.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #olympic-games-2022, #photography, #winter-season

Winter Camping: No Bugs, Few People and the Cold

Understanding the activity’s unique challenges, and taking the time to plan and prepare, make the experience enjoyable and safe.

#camps-and-camping, #cold-and-cold-spells, #content-type-service, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recreational-equipment-inc, #sierra-club, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas, #winter-season

Where to See Winter Wildlife in the U.S.

From great gray owls in Minnesota to bison in Central Florida (yes, Florida), there are innumerable opportunities this winter to view animals — in the wild and even on city streets.

#animals, #birds, #bison, #owls, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season, #wolves

Restorative Winter Recipes That Warm From Within

An uplifting tonic, a renewing broth and an enlivening soup are just a few ways Yewande Komolafe makes it through the season.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #soups, #tea, #winter-season

Winter Snow Storm Updates: States Brace for Dangerous Conditions

The storm, which brought snow to the South, was expected to chug along the Appalachians and into the Northeast on Sunday. In the Carolinas, power failures were likely from damaging ice.

#floods, #ice, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #northeastern-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #weather, #winter-season

Why There’s a Snowplow Driver Shortage

An upheaval in the labor force has affected the transportation sector, creating shortages of snow-clearing professionals as winter storms pummel the United States.

#american-assn-of-state-highway-and-transportation-officials, #bozeman-mont, #east-coast-us, #jefferson-county-colo, #labor-and-jobs, #national-academies-of-the-united-states, #snow-and-snowstorms, #transportation-research-board, #winter-season

The ‘Best Spring Skiing Anywhere’? Try Crete

The Greek island has no lifts, no lodges, no trail maps. But for those willing to climb for their turns, it’s got miles of wide-open terrain, dependable spring snow and no crowds.

#alpine-skiing, #crete-greece, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

Here’s How Climate Change and Covid Are Transforming Skiing

There’s less snow and stricter rules, but skiers are adjusting in surprising ways.

#alpine-skiing, #avalanches, #backstrom-ingrid, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cross-country-skiing, #freestyle-skiing, #global-warming, #mountains, #olympic-games, #snow-and-snowstorms, #united-states-ski-team, #wildfires, #winter-season

Governors Island Is Open for the Winter. Will New Yorkers Visit?

Governors Island, a popular summer retreat reachable only by ferry, is now open year-round.

#cross-country-skiing, #governors-island-manhattan-ny, #ice-skating, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #winter-season

Covid Outdoor Gatherings Are Back in New York Amid Surge

In the midst of a new Covid surge, New Yorkers are bracing themselves for another chilly season of outdoor “fun.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #winter-season

Give Thanks for the Winter Solstice. You Might Not Be Here Without It.

The scientific start of winter offers a moment to reflect on how we might not be here to witness the changing seasons without Earth’s particular tilt toward the sun.

#earth, #pluto-dwarf-planet, #seasons-and-months, #space-and-astronomy, #sun, #uranus-planet, #venus-planet, #winter-season

In Dark Times, the Solstice Reminds Us There Will Be Light

For me the solstice has always been a promise: After tomorrow, there will be more light.

#global-warming, #seasons-and-months, #united-states-politics-and-government, #winter-season

Fires, Landslides, Lack of Snow: The Ski Industry Girds for Battle

From firestorms in California’s Tahoe region to melting glaciers in the Alps, ski areas face a daunting array of environmental threats. Here’s what some resorts are doing.

#alps-mountains, #alta-utah, #aspen-colo, #banff-alberta, #bend-ore, #british-columbia-canada, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lake-tahoe-nev, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #vail-colo, #wildfires, #winter-season

After Warm Start to Snow Season, Colorado Resorts Look for Relief

Record high temperatures have left mountain resorts across the state reliant on artificial snow. Winter storms predicted for this week could change that.

#colorado, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #shutdowns-institutional, #skiing, #snow-and-snowstorms, #winter-season

Will New Yorkers Continue With Outdoor Dining This Winter?

Frigid weather, a new coronavirus variant and indoor service will put outdoor dining to the test this winter.

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New to Cross Country Skiing? These 9 Wintry Wonderlands Are For You

Here’s a sampling of centers that offer a seamless introduction to cross-country skiing, with lessons, meticulously groomed trails and other activities nearby.

#cross-country-skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #winter-season

How to Ski Smarter in the Age of Multi-Mountain Passes

Resort companies’ focus on season passes has changed skiing, but savvy skiers can dodge the crowds and reap the benefits.

#alpine-meadows-calif, #alpine-skiing, #alta-utah, #alterra-mountain, #aspen-colo, #austria, #beaver-creek-colo, #big-sky-mont, #breckenridge-colo, #chamonix-mont-blanc-france, #hunter-mountain-ny, #jackson-hole-wyo, #killington-vt, #lake-tahoe-nev, #palisades-tahoe, #park-city-utah, #skiing, #snowbasin-resort-huntsville-utah, #travel-and-vacations, #vail-resorts-inc, #winter-season

Winter Heating Bills Loom as the Next Inflation Threat

After plunging during the pandemic as the economy slowed, energy prices have roared upward. Washington is already moving to offer homeowners relief.

#cold-and-cold-spells, #commodities, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #heating, #inflation-economics, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #propane, #united-states-economy, #winter-season

2021 Holiday Gift Ideas for Wellness Enthusiasts

Share the gift of healthy living. Here’s a list of some of our favorite things, from the staff and contributors of Well.

#boxing-day, #christmas, #gifts, #hanukkah, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #kwanzaa-celebration, #winter-season

How to Ease and Avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the days get shorter and the nights start earlier, take these steps to help prevent seasonal affective disorder.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #winter-season

Maple Syrup Making Also Boomed as a Pandemic Hobby

At-home evaporators sold out, and attention to the maple sugaring classifieds surged.

#hobbies, #maple-syrup-and-sugar, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #winter-season

How to Use Your Daylight Saving Time ‘Bonus Hour’

“Spring ahead” will come as an even bigger relief than usual after a year of lockdown.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daylight-saving-time, #exercise, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #winter-season

How to Walk Safely in the Snow, Ice and Slush

Walk like a penguin: Turn your feet slightly outward and take short, flat-footed steps.

#content-type-service, #falls, #ice, #shoes-and-boots, #snow-and-snowstorms, #winter-season

When There’s No Heat: ‘You Need Wood, You Get Wood’

Community wood banks, like food banks, help people in need. Climate change is shaping their role.

#environment, #food-banks-and-pantries, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #maine, #new-england-states-us, #unemployment, #volunteers-and-community-service, #weather, #winter-season, #wood-and-wood-products

How to Help Winter Storm Relief in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana

These organizations are providing food, supplies and shelter to devastated communities. If you want to give aid, here are some research pointers.

#blood-donation, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #homeless-persons, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

If Winter Feels Extra Hard This Year, You’re Not Alone

Months of stress have left us exhausted, limited and wrung out. But even the iciest winters thaw eventually.

#anxiety-and-stress, #may-katherine-author, #winter-season, #writing-and-writers

The Storm That Knocked Out Texas

Readers urge greater use of renewable energy and less reliance on fossil fuels.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #canada, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #texas, #winter-season

Store in Oregon That Threw Out Food Is Confronted by Angry Activists

The police responded to a Fred Meyer grocery store in Portland that had tossed its refrigerated food after a winter storm knocked out power throughout the city, infuriating residents.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #food, #kroger-company, #portland-ore, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #winter-season

Scenes From a Record-Setting Winter Storm

The coast-to-coast storm brought heavy snow and frigid temperatures as well as prompted rolling blackouts.

#dallas-tex, #mississippi, #ohio, #oklahoma, #photography, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #washington-state, #winter-season

Winter Storms Pummel U.S. With Snow, Ice and Extreme Cold

The harsh weather was a prelude to another winter storm that is expected to bring more snow, sleet and freezing rain to over 100 million Americans over the next several days.

#clark-county-wash, #northeastern-states-us, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-general-electric-company, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

Driving in Winter? Tips From Experts on How to Arrive Safely

Recent pileups in Iowa and Texas amid severe winter weather have analysts and traffic experts issuing vital reminders about how to stay safe. One common refrain: Slow down.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #content-type-service, #iowa, #roads-and-traffic, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #winter-season

How to Recognize and Address Seasonal Depression

Despair in the winter months can point to a serious condition. Experts recommend light boxes, earlier wake-up times and therapy.

#biorhythms, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #sleep, #winter-season

Wool, Sneakers and Community: Ballet Class Persists Outdoors

“You’re not going to be jeté-ing across Central Park in the snow,” but you are going to move and be with other dancers.

#ballez-dance-co, #berglund-phoebe, #dancing, #new-york-city, #pyle-katy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #warren-dianna-dancer, #winter-season

You Got a Bicycle, Now You Have to Take Care of It

Tips from an expert for properly storing your bike and giving it the maintenance it needs in the colder weather. You might even be able to cycle all winter if you dress for the occasion.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #winter-season

Simple, Affordable and Socially Distanced, Snowshoeing Gets Hot

As biking was to spring, snowshoeing is to winter as exercisers adapt to cold weather.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #snowshoes, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

How to Pretend You’re in Quebec City Tonight

As the song goes, there’s no place like home for the holidays. Wherever you are, you can embrace the coziness of the season like Québécois do.

#books-and-literature, #cohen-leonard, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #dion-celine, #festivals, #french-language, #maple-syrup-and-sugar, #movies, #music, #quebec-city-quebec, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

A Winter Solstice, a Meteor Shower, Jupiter and Saturn Walk Into Your Night Sky

One day that has room for three distinct astronomical events.

#earth, #jupiter-planet, #meteors-and-meteorites, #saturn-planet, #seasons-and-months, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #sun, #winter-season

In a Covid Winter, How to Stay Warm, Safe and Social

The right gear, a little planning and practicing for the cold temperatures can help you take celebrations outdoors to avoid Covid-19.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #seasons-and-months, #weather, #winter-season

Looking for Light on the Longest Night of the Year

Monday is the winter solstice. The next day will be brighter, and the next day will be brighter still.

#christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #hanukkah, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasons-and-months, #winter-season

Covid Guide: How to Get Through the Pandemic

Times are tough now, but the end is in sight. If we hunker down, keep our families safe during the holidays and monitor our health at home, life will get better in the spring. Here’s how to get through it.

#chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dexamethasone-drug, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #marr-linsey, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #pulse-oximetry, #telemedicine, #tests-medical, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #winter-season

Escape From the City: 9 Winter Outings That Fight Cabin Fever

Snow biking near Seattle, winter bird-watching near New York and seven other cold-weather activities near large U.S. cities.

#arizona, #boston-mass, #chesapeake-bay, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cross-country-skiing, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-calif, #north-carolina, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #seattle-wash, #sedona-ariz, #skiing, #snowshoes, #tampa-fla, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

Lewis and Clark’s Long, Dark Winter. And Ours.

Lessons from Lewis and Clark.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lewis-and-clark-national-historic-trail, #winter-season

Parenting a Ski Jumper as a Leap of Faith

Watching my 13-year-old son fling himself off a mountain has been keeping me grounded in the pandemic.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nordic-combined-winter-sport-event, #parenting, #ski-jumping, #winter-season

Children Love Snow Days. The Pandemic May End Them Forever.

In New York City and elsewhere, classes will be held online no matter how bad storms are this year in a shift that makes some parents wistful.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms, #winter-season

Fears of a ‘Twindemic’ Recede as Flu Lies Low

Despite early worries, flu patients are not competing with Covid-19 patients for ventilators, and the threat of dueling outbreaks may be waning.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #influenza, #kinsa-inc, #medicine-and-health, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization, #winter-season, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

The Hidden ‘Fourth Wave’ of the Pandemic

America hasn’t begun to face this year’s mental health crisis.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #winter-season