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Bay's Osprey Population in Decline... Again

Sep 14, 2017
Reese Lukei

The Chesapeake Bay is host to the largest breeding population of osprey in the world. They tell us when spring is here and give us clues about the bay's health. Now, as osprey begin their annual migration to Central and South America, biologists say there’s been a decline in population during the last few years.

NWS Blacksburg's Twitter Page (@NWSBlacksburg)

Have you ever wondered what the process of issuing a severe weather watch or warning is like? Nick Gilmore recently got a behind the scenes look at how meteorologists at the National Weather Service push those alerts out to the public.

NWS Blacksburg

In the 24/7 news cycle, social media plays an important role. Now, the National Weather Service is attempting to bring that same mentality to its weather alerts and forecasts.

One Man's Efforts to Track Fake News on Social Media

Mar 31, 2017
Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

The issue of fake news was one that was brought up many times during last year’s presidential election. Now, a student at the University of William & Mary is looking into how fake news makes its way through social media websites.

The Ongoing Effort to Better Relay Weather Hazards

Mar 24, 2017
National Weather Service Blacksburg

Meteorologists are always trying out new and better strategies to get information to the public. And now the National Weather Service in Blacksburg is testing a new tool that could do just that. 

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