Brrrr: Incredible Photos of the Polar Vortex


The polar vortex sweeping the country is producing some rather lovely photos. Here are a few of our favorites.

Why the Arctic Is Drunk Right Now

Drunk Arctic

The odd relationship between the warming Arctic and extreme cold weather.

Dear Donald Trump: Winter Does Not Disprove Global Warming

A Bostonian trudges by Government Center as Winter Storm Hercules's snows begin. Nicolaus Czarnecki/METRO US/ZUMA

Weather isn’t climate, people. 

Mark Ruffalo Wants You to Imagine a 100 Percent Clean Energy Future

Mark Ruffalo at a New York City anti-fracking demonstration in 2010. Bryan Smith/ZUMA

The celebrity activist isn’t just against fracking; he wants to turn the conversation to green solutions.

This Woman Took Your Picture…From Saturn

Earth as glimpsed past Saturn in one section of the stunning "The Day the Earth Smiled" image taken by the Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL/SSI/CICLOPS/Wikimedia Commons

Planetary scientist Carolyn Porco on the Cassini spacecraft, the possibility of life on Saturn’s moons, and seeing Earth from distant space.


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