Climate Change en Pulse of the Amazon <p>NASA has asked Scientists to look at how record flooding AND droughts in the last decade are affecting the Amazon River.</p><p>They’ll be studying the affects of climate change on the vast river might mean for rivers in the U.S. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Despite the devastation of the Amazon rainforest, the&nbsp; River itself, remains relatively pristine when it comes to it’s hydrology, the water’s natural flow</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:44:03 +0000 Robbie Harris 18466 at Pulse of the Amazon VA Lawmakers Weigh in on Climate Change <p>President Obama is vowing to attempt to combat climate change from the Oval Office, which Virginia Republicans say will cost jobs in the state while also hiking energy prices.</p><p></p><p>Climate change wasn't really a part of the 2012 election, so the president surprised many when he promised to deal with global warming in his second inaugural address. Now he's coming out swinging again...charging Republicans with being deaf to the scientific community.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:00:23 +0000 Matt Laslo 7637 at VA Lawmakers Weigh in on Climate Change Red Knots: A Bird Species on the Decline <p>Millions of birds passed through Virginia this spring, and the National Wildlife Federation says many are in trouble, in part because of climate change.&nbsp; A warming planet is drying up wetlands, causing more storms and producing less food.&nbsp; Sandy Hausman traveled to the Eastern Shore to report on one species -- the rust- colored sandpipers known as <strong><em>red knots</em></strong>.&nbsp; Each year, they fly about 10,000 miles – from the tip of South America to their nesting grounds in the Arctic – stopping in Virginia to refuel.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:30:54 +0000 Sandy Hausman 6239 at Red Knots: A Bird Species on the Decline Many Solutions to Ride Sharing <p style="line-height:150%">Americans waste an average of $818 a year sitting in traffic. A study from the Texas A&amp;M Transportation Institute also says we’ll plan on an hour in rush-hour traffic for every 20-minutes of driving in normal traffic.</p><p style="line-height:150%">All that time adds up and that is the reason Virginia has almost 20 rideshare agencies. Jeremy Holmes is Program Director of Ride Solutions in Roanoke.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 11:58:55 +0000 Tab O'Neal 5276 at Many Solutions to Ride Sharing Virginia Tech Helps Japan Document a Tragedy <p>In the wake of great tragedy, great beauty has been known to emerge.</p><p>A photography project by people living in temporary housing in a Japanese coastal town devastated by the Tsunami two years ago, offers a record of rebuilding and recovery for the photographers.</p><p>The exhibit is called, “We Are All Photographers," a title echoing the phrase, “We are all Hokies”&nbsp; heard around the world after the Virginia Tech tragedy.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 11:42:51 +0000 Robbie Harris 4476 at Virginia Tech Helps Japan Document a Tragedy