Environment

A look at the natural world around us.

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.

Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club

An environmental impact statement on the proposed Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline is expected this month, from the companies planning to build the 300 - mile transmission line. 

Why Did the Chesapeake Bay Scientist Go to Greenland?

Sep 8, 2016
Pamela D'Angelo

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. 

University of Virginia Department of Environmental 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. 

New Direction For the New River

Aug 19, 2016
ReNew The New

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 NEXT weekend; the annual, “ReNew The New.”  Robbie Harris reports.

Ann Goette is founder of ReNew the New.  She’s been coordinating river clean up events in Giles County for 15 years.

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