Virginia

Just when you think you’ve had it with this year’s Stink Bug infestation, there’s a new invasive insect on the horizon in Virginia.  Scientists say, not much could be done to eradicate it if it takes hold, but there are ways to stop it from spreading.  

Poet and  Distinguished Virginia Tech Professor, Nikki Giovanni is known around the world as an outspoken, funny and insightful writer. Her 27th collection is called “A Good Cry; What We Learn from Tears and Laughter.”       

Central VA's 2011 5.7 Magnitude Quake Still Shaking

Feb 7, 2018
NASA.gov

Virginia isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to earthquakes. But, there are two long standing seismic zones here: one in Giles County in the southwestern part of the state and one in Central Virginia’s Louisa County. That’s where a magnitude 5.7 quake struck in the summer of 2011.

When an old growth forest in Blacksburg was spared the chopping block in 2012, environmentalists cheered. But Friends of Stadium Woods, say that was not the end of it. Even though Virginia Tech agreed to change the location of a new athletic practice field, sparing the woods, they say they’re still not ‘out of the woods’ when it comes to the future of that rare and precious forest.

National Phenology Network

They call Chicago ‘The City of Big Shoulders', but the State of the Virginia is becoming a state of ‘long shoulders.' Scientists are finding that our seasons of spring and fall, also known as the ‘shoulder seasons,’ are getting longer.  

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