| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:34 PM
An environmental study released Monday on the Route 460 realignment project points to major differences in cost and wetlands impacts between the original proposed route and simply improving the existing roadway.
The draft Supplemental Environmental...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Can street flooding be crowdsourced?
Apparently so, as the Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch hones its Sea Level Rise app to enable the public to issue and receive real-time alerts about waterlogged streets.
When the app launches in a...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:47 PM
That’s the upshot of a guest blog post in National Geographic online by seafood industry spokesman Bob Vanasse.
Vanasse is executive director of the nonprofit Saving Seefood, and his point is that the bay doesn’t just divide people into...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Water enthusiasts flocked to the Los Angeles River last weekend for the first-ever L.A. Boat Race that tested the skills and speed of paddlers, but drew some criticism from those against the river’s use.
The nearly mile-long race took place in...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The general election is still more than two months away but here's a bit of friendly advice to candidates hoping to win office in Maryland: Don't use the Conowingo Dam as an excuse to stop cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. That would seem like common...
| Aug 24, 2014
Despite a decline in discretionary defense spending by Congress, a growing number of Newport News-based firms are landing large-scale military contracts this month.
So far, three Newport News-based companies have been tapped by the U.S. Department of...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Montana farmer Rocky Norby has worked the land along the Missouri River for more than 20 years, coaxing sugar beets and malted barley out of the arid ground.
"Every year it gets worse," he said. "There's not enough water to get through our pumps."...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants on Monday, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Salty … with sweetness and a smooth finish.
That's the regional flavor of Tidewater oysters as they're now being touted in a new Virginia Oyster Trail campaign launched Tuesday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, part of his long-term effort to build a "new...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:08 AM
A Newport News-based solar tech firm is one of 12 companies nationwide that will help fulfill a $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production installation for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Bay Electric Co. Inc. was the only firm in...