A look at the natural world around us.

Governor Creates Advisory Council on Environmental Justice

Oct 31, 2017
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In one of his final executive orders before leaving office, Governor Terry McAuliffe has convened a panel of experts to explore how low-income communities in Virginia bear the brunt of climate change.

Robbie Harris

The rise of solar electricity presents a good of problem to have. There is lots of power while the sun shines, but almost no way to save it for a rainy day. 

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The health of the James River watershed continues to improve and is significantly better than it was ten years ago.  That new assessment was released Thursday morning by the James River Association.

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.