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09 Dec 2013

Samuel Miller District land gift turned down by Albemarle County

By Ted Keefe Montgomery Woods has many stories about Dudley Mountain, a 410-acre plot of land that he and his partner Jose Lambert own in the Samuel Miller District of Albemarle County, Va.

08 Oct 2013

Salmonella is top reason for recalls

Salmonella contamination is by far the most common reason for food products to be recalled.

20 Dec 2011

Radford Ammo Plant Tops Va. in Toxic Releases

Over the past six years, the Radford Army Ammunition Plant has released more toxic chemicals into the environment than any other facility in Virginia — about 78.5 million pounds of chemicals that may harm people’s health. And while toxic releases have been declining statewide, the Radford plant’s emissions increased last year.

20 Dec 2011

It’s a Bird! Wildlife Pose Threat to Planes

Air travelers have dreaded flying in the past decade mostly because of terrorism threats. But today, they are faced with another kind of growing threat — collisions between wildlife and airplanes. Such collisions have increased from an average of 18 a day in 2000 to 30 per day in 2010.

30 Jul 2011

Maintaining Maymont In The Heat

The staff at Maymont Park works hard to make sure that the park’s wildlife, vegetation, and visitors stay happy and cool.

26 Jul 2011

Rain Barrels: A primer

By Christian WrightMultimedia Journalism Graduate Program Here’s a Storify on rain barrels, serving as a primer for those who have never heard of them or have used one.

20 Jul 2011

Where the Rain Goes

RICHMOND, Va.- Over the past year, 245.36 inches of rain and other moisture fell on Richmond city. That output is from 483 different storms, some of it consisting of 30 snow storms, 38 thunderstorms, and 192 rainstorms, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association. All of this moisture and water, however, all went through the […]

11 Jul 2011

Litter in the James

27 Jun 2011

Impaired Creeks and Rivers in Richmond city

View Impaired Creeks and Rivers in Richmond City in a larger map Above in the Google Map is a map of impaired streams and rivers in Richmond City, taken from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Here’s a quick guide for the map: This signifies either an aquatic life issue or a fish consumption issue […]

12 Apr 2011

After 15 Years, Short Pump Marches Onward

In 1996, many of Short Pump’s major landmarks were completed, setting off a wave of development that takes it closer and closer to being a business and leisure destination.

15 Dec 2010

Little Fuel Savings in Cash for Clunkers

In many of Cash for Clunkers transactions, people simply traded in one gas guzzler for a vehicle that guzzled only slightly less gas. On average, the new cars got about 9 miles per gallon more than the vehicles being traded in. In a quarter of all the Cash for Clunkers transactions, the new vehicles got, at best, only 5 mpg more than the trade-ins.