The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports nearly one third of Virginia’s honey bee colonies died last winter. But one Floyd County beekeeper had a better survival rate.
Turn into Mark Chorba’s driveway and you pass a pond with ducks and geese, and chickens stroll around in the front yard. In the grass behind the farmhouse are stacks of boxes of various heights holding hundreds of thousands of bees.
Next week the U.N. will bring experts from around the world for a climate change summit in New York. On the Chesapeake Bay scientists are looking at what a warmer bay might mean for species like the blue crab and striped bass.
The world is already grappling with war, plague and climate change. Now comes word of another threat – space weather. Scientists have issued a strong Geomagnetic Storm Watch for Saturday.
The sun in a massive ball of energy and a generous star that sometimes sends electro-magnetic bursts our way. Tom Bogdan is President of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and an expert on space weather and solar flares..