| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:35 PM
A coalition of conservation and fishing organizations on Tuesday sued the federal agencies responsible for protecting endangered salmon and steelhead trout populations in the Pacific Northwest, charging that the agencies’ latest plan to aid 13 at-...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy.
Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:19 PM
ENFIELD – The town's zoning board of appeals Monday night denied a magnet school's request to keep a fence, which does not comply with the town's zoning regulations.
The fence is part of the town's cease and desist order effecting construction at...
| 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...