Our research looked at deaths in Australia between 1968 and 2018. While more people tend to die in winter than summer, this gap is narrowing – and that's a worry.
Yes, some of this is normal seasonal transition. But at least a portion of it is due to a particularly vigorous cold front that swept across southeast Australia over the weekend.
Public health measures have helped control COVID-19 in Australia. But they've affected other winter viruses, too.
Wind turbines in cold areas typically include methods for removing and repelling ice, but those methods can waste energy. There's a better way.
Trees and shrubs in cold-weather climates rely on certain signals, such as temperature and light, to know when to leaf out and bloom. Climate change is scrambling those signals.
There will be more weather-driven disasters like February's deep freeze in Texas, and energy planners aren't prepared.
Some Texans are receiving eye-popping electric bills after power providers passed on volatile costs to some of their customers – legally.
The Texas electric power market is designed to give energy companies incentive to sell electricity at the lowest possible cost. That focus helps explain why it collapsed during a historic cold wave.
Heat waves, droughts and deep freezes can all strain the electric grid, leading utilities to impose rolling blackouts. Climate change is likely to make these events more common.
The media often call unusually cold, snowy storms a 'polar vortex.' The real polar vortex isn't coming down to visit the lower 48, but changes to the polar vortex can influence winter weather.
De-icing salts help us get around in winter, but they corrode cars, crack roads and contaminate rivers and lakes. Scientists are working to develop better options by imitating natural antifreezes.
Even if you don't have a garden, there are still ways you can benefit and connect with the nature on your doorstep.
Food shortages, festivities and far-off fighting – Britain's coldest winters were among its most memorable.
Canadian skating rinks are diverse meeting and mingling places and seem to nurture respect, support and sociability, a new study stays.
Since 1979, the average number of snow days has fallen by about five per decade.
Going out in the cold won't necessarily lead to you getting a cold. But cold weather in general is more hospitable to viruses, so it's wise to take steps to keep your immune system strong.
Winter drownings become more common on warmer days or when rain has fallen on snow, leaving the ice thinner, weaker, and less stable.
Resistant bacteria aren't the only risk posed by overprescribing antibiotics. A more immediate risk is side-effects and reactions, which a new review shows are surprisingly frequent and often severe.
Exercise can improve mood and mental health, which may drop during the winter months.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, and the colder weather approaches, new mathematical models are needed to study changing social behaviours and indoor spaces.