Environment

A look at the natural world around us.

Documentary Tests the Waters of Virginia

Aug 25, 2017

A new film is making the rounds in Virginia – its producers using this state as a test of how much difference their investigative work might make.  What Lies Upstream will be shown at the Byrd Theater in Richmond Sunday, August 27 at 1:30, at the Grandin Theater in Roanoke on Wednesday August 30th at 7:15 and at the Alamo Draft House in Charlottesville Thursday, August 31 at 7 pm, with each showing followed by a panel discussion. 

New Direction For the New River

Aug 25, 2017

The New River is, in fact, one of the oldest rivers on the planet. And because people have used waterways as dumps for centuries, the New got its share of trash over the years.  But thanks to dedicated volunteers, clean up efforts are paying off, like the one happening this weekend - the annual ReNew The New.  Robbie Harris reports.

www.epa.gov

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Researchers who flew a drone over the open burning of hazardous waste at an Army ammunition plant in Virginia found arsenic, lead and other pollutants at higher-than-expected levels, according to a draft report obtained by The Associated Press.

Sierra Club: Low Income and Minority Zip Codes Face Worst Air Pollution

Aug 2, 2017

A new survey shows people living in low income and minority communities are often subject to the worst air pollution in the state.

Jessie Knadler

The Middle River flows through Bobby Whitescarver and his wife Jeanne Trimble Hoffman’s 40 acre farm in Swoope. It looks like chocolate milk.  “This is the biggest river in Augusta County and it’s the most polluted,” he says.  

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