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  • Lake Aldred levels may be lower than usual this weekend

    Lake Aldred levels may be lower than usual this weekend
    Lake Aldred water levels may be slightly lower than usual this weekend because of damaged flashboards on Holtwood Dam. The lower levels may affect boating activity on the lake, and boaters are asked to observe the information posted at PPL’s Pequea...
  • South Bend installs turbine on river at Seitz Park

    South Bend installs turbine on river at Seitz Park
    SOUTH BEND — The St. Joseph River’s capacity to power mills and other industry was one of the assets that drew settlers to its shores in the 1800s. On Wednesday, city officials took a step toward tapping that power again by installing a...
  • How low can the St. Joseph River go?

    How low can the St. Joseph River go?
    FOUND: Rusty bicycle frame, thoroughly encrusted with sediment, stones and half of a clamshell because it's been bathing in the St. Joseph River -- until now. Draped with dried river plants. Like artwork. Now exposed to the air for the first time in God-...
  • Wind picks up steam

    Would you pay a little bit more on your monthly utility bill to help build a wind farm generating as much as 200 megawatts of electricity 12 miles or more off the coast of Maryland? That's really all Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed offshore wind bill...
  • UPDATE: Threat of dam failure in Wythe County decreases

    UPDATE: Threat of dam failure in Wythe County decreases
    According to Appalachian Power and the National Weather Service, the threat of a dam failure at the Byllesby/Buck hydroelectric dam on the New River has been downgraded. Officials in Wythe County warned residents of a potential dam failure earlier...
  • Nuclear blows away wind

    Nuclear blows away wind
    The primary motivation among environmentalists for developing wind energy is legitimate concern about the effects of climate change. Wind is alleged to provide important relief from the emission of carbon dioxide from electricity production. But without...
  • FLOODING: Evacuation order in Pulaski, potential of dam failure decreases in Wythe Co.

    FLOODING: Evacuation order in Pulaski, potential of dam failure decreases in Wythe Co.
    Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding across the WDBJ7 viewing area. The New River Valley was especially hard hit. Evacuations have been ordered in parts of Pulaski County, and Wythe County officials are warning of a potential dam failure that...
  • Joel Brinkley: Food security still a major issue in Southeast Asia

    LUANG PRABANG, Laos -- Travel through Southeast Asia, and wherever you go you'll find statues of Buddha -- meditating, cogitating, calling for peace or for rain. The multiple poses are varied, and each one has its own meaning. But only one pose shows the...
  • Appalachian Power gets the OK to reduce outflows from Smith Mountain Hydroelectric Project

    Appalachian Power gets the OK to reduce outflows from Smith Mountain Hydroelectric Project
    Because of the dry conditions, Appalachian Power has asked for and received approval to reduce its outflow from the Smith Mountain Hydroelectric Project. Appalachian Power asked for permission from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on...
  • U.S. has a long way to go to reduce reliance on fossil fuels

     
    At 407 pages, the Energy Department's just released Annual Energy Review contains more than you'll ever want to know about power consumption and production in America. On the other hand, you'll never be at a loss for words, or facts, on the subject....
  • Elgin expected to renew lobbyist relationships

     
    Two lobbyist contracts are expected to be renewed to continue Elgin’s efforts to secure more state and federal dollars. In a 6 to 0 vote, …...