Scientists on the Eastern Shore are watching the skies for shore birds now winging their way to South America. Thanks to satellites and transmitters, it’s possible to track their travels, and as experts learn more about the birds’ migration, they hope to better protect species in decline.
On a windy night last spring, a group of scientists sat on a dock in Machipongo on Virginia’s Eastern Shore –peering through binoculars, sipping wine and watching for whimbrels.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has released the results of a poll showing strong support for clean-up efforts and little desire for delay.
With the governor’s race in full swing, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation decided to survey likely Virginia voters – to see what they want from candidates. Pollsters found more than 90 percent support the Commonwealth’s plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
President Obama is vowing to attempt to combat climate change from the Oval Office, which Virginia Republicans say will cost jobs in the state while also hiking energy prices.
Climate change wasn't really a part of the 2012 election, so the president surprised many when he promised to deal with global warming in his second inaugural address. Now he's coming out swinging again...charging Republicans with being deaf to the scientific community.
Pine forests were once common in this part of the world -- from New Jersey to Florida and west to Texas. It was a rich environment for a small and smart little woodpecker that is now endangered.
When settlers first arrived in what is now the American southeast, they found 90 million acres of mature pines – the perfect material for home and ship construction – and something that had to come down so the newcomers could farm. Today, only 3% of that ecosystem remains.