Around the Chesapeake Bay, a stalled weather system and remnants of Tropical Storm Julia dumped between eight and 13 inches of rain over the past few days. Flooding closed and delayed schools in the eastern part of the state.
A new poll released today by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, suggests that Virginians are not happy with Governor Terry McAuliffe’s stance on proposed fracked-gas pipelines and coal ash deposits by large power companies.
In August, a group of scientists announced they may have found the oldest living vertebrate, the slow-going Greenland Shark. Among the researchers involved was one from the Virginia Institute for Marine Science.
You’ve no doubt heard about carbon footprints – measures of how much a person or corporation pollutes the atmosphere with carbon. Now, the University of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation want people to consider another pollutant – nitrogen –a big problem for the bay.