Environment

A look at the natural world around us.

Women in the Field of Natural Resources

Oct 28, 2016

The advent of the first female, major party presidential candidate comes at a time when women are still under represented in other traditionally male dominated professions. For example, careers in natural resources, from forest rangers to firefighters, have long been the province, mostly, of men.   As Robbie Harris tells us, this weekend, Virginia Tech is holding what may be the first ever conference for “Women in Natural Resources” to make sure people know it’s a field that’s open to all.  

Environmental activists began a three-day protest outside Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s offices in Richmond today.

A small but vocal group of environmentalists have consistently called out Virginia’s Governor for more than a year now, primarily for his support of pipeline projects in the state.

Monday’s picketing is not the first time this group has converged on the capitol, and it won’t be the last -- says Kelly Trout with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

John Korte

While oyster farming is a multi-million dollar industry in Virginia, there’s only so much space to grow them. In some places, it is the same space used by waterfront homeowners and recreational boaters, and that has led to conflicts that could mean removing some oyster farms.

Howard Lake / Creative Commons

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.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

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.

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