Environment

Chesapeake Bay education program forced to shut down program due to rising sea levels

After 40 years, Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Fox Island Education Program announced that it would no longer be hosting its annual education events...

James River health report issues mixed signals on water quality

Record rainfalls last year slowed recent progress on improving the health of the James River watershed, which covers about a quarter of...

Northam sets 100% renewable energy target for 2050

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued an executive order today setting a goal for Virginia to produce 100% of its electricity from carbon-free...

McEachin aims to bring residential solar to the masses

Congressman Donald McEachin (D-Va.) introduced legislation this week to make residential solar energy more affordable for low-income families. The...

How money in politics may have kept dangerous chemicals secret

Does money in politics matter? In Virginia, oil and gas companies have long been some of the biggest political donors in the...

Virginia police departments fail to report 25 police shootings

Virginia police departments failed to report nearly 30% of all instances of police officer-involved shootings of civilians since the state first started...

Northam declares state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian approaches U.S.

Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency on Monday as coastal Virginia braces for Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to dump...

Virginia reps. add southern influence to U.S. climate policy development

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) wants the U.S. to become the world leader in developing and producing future technologies to solve the climate...

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring fights to get Blackjewel miners paid

Virginia and Kentucky's top legal advisers are working to get over 1,000 workers paid after a coal operator with mines in both...

Killer heat will become common in Virginia without serious action, report finds

Virginia typically sees 31 days per year with a heat index above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but that number could more than double...

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