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Earth Model
11:39 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Map of the Climate

Scientists studying climate change have focused on greenhouse gases – how we can  produce less or maybe remove some of what’s already in the atmosphere, but a team at the University of Virginia will take a different approach.

Eleven people from eight different fields – including business, law, anthropology and engineering – will look at how we use land as part of a massive mapping and modeling project for planet Earth. Deborah Lawrence is professor of environmental sciences at UVA.

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Battles of the Wilderness & Spotsylvania
11:27 am
Wed April 30, 2014

The 1864 Overland Campaign

Some of the 26,000 Union wounded from Wilderness and Spotsylvania who passed through Fredericksburg in May 1864, turning the town into a “City of Hospitals.”

This weekend marks the 150th Anniversary of two history-changing battles fought in the Old Dominion during the Civil War, and there are a number of events scheduled to mark the historic clashes .

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Wildlife Center of Virginia
4:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Waynesboro's Busiest Restaurant & Hotel

Virginia offers a range of hotels and restaurants that cater to summer travelers, but none quite like the one in Waynesboro where about 3,000 guests came to stay last year. 

Squirrels and possums, raccoons and deer, birds and bears spent time at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, getting medical treatment and training for a return to the wild.

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State Budget Woes
8:41 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Many Unknowns When It Comes to State and Local Budgets

Credit www.nvrc.org

Spring is the season when Virginia’s local governments put the finishing touches on their own budgets for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1st.  But they’re finding it difficult to craft their spending plans without knowing exactly how many dollars they will receive from the state-which is unknown due to the state budget impasse.  They’re trying to get the job done, anyway, and in some cases, with consequences to local taxpayers. 

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Wildlife Center of Virginia
1:45 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Taking Care of Virginia's Stray and Injured Bears

Credit Wildlife Center of Virginia

Virginia’s human population is growing – and so is the number of black bears in the state.  That sometimes means trouble, but the Wildlife Center of Virginia is working to ensure that things don’t end badly for either species. 

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has long cared for injured birds, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons and possums, but last year President Ed Clark decided to get into the bear business.

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