Environment

Environment
2:30 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Butterflies: Natives and Newcomers

One of the many signs that autumn is upon us is the annual migration of the Monarch butterfly.

This is the time of year when Monarch Butterflies make their improbable journey from as far north as Canada to the mountains of Mexico. In abundant years, it can look like an orange and black conga line in the sky, as the insects flutter by overhead.

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LEED Certification
4:00 am
Thu September 19, 2013

VT's Newest Green Building

Virginia Tech

This week a plaque will be unveiled making Lavery Hall Virginia Tech’s sixth LEED certified green building. The state of art dining facility inside, Turner Place has been lauded for it’s food, but now the new building is also being honored for its commitment to the environment.  
 

 Audio FileRobbie Harris reports from Blacksburg.Edit | Remove

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Monarch Butterflies & Weather
7:23 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Monarch Butterfly Migration May Disappoint This Year

Credit www.monarchwatch.org

A fall tradition is to catch the monarch migration in late September and Early October. This year, however, there may not be much to see.

It takes four generations and up to 3,000 miles for the monarch migration to make its roundtrip each year. Virginia is one of the many and varied locations in which one generation of the monarch will breed.

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Future Industry
4:00 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Bringing Back Virginia's Scallops

Virginia was once a big producer of bay scallops, but around 1930 a disease hit the sea grass beds that were home to those shellfish, and in 1933, two big storms wiped them out.  Today, scientists report early success in bringing the grass beds back – and with them, the scallops.

Thirty-eight-year-old Bo Lusk grew up on the Eastern Shore, hearing stories about scallops.

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Virginia Tech's Stadium Woods
12:07 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Safe For Now

Friends of Stadium Woods

A plan for a new indoor football practice space at Virginia Tech will be recommended to the Board of Visitors at its meeting on Monday.  The controversial building proposal has environmentalists concerned that the adjacent old growth forest could be at risk.

Under the plan that will be recommended by the University, a new football practice building will be go in where an outdoor practice field now sits -- between Lane Stadium and an old growth stand of trees known as Stadium Woods.  The much loved, eleven acre forest  was once on the list of potential sites for the new facility.

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