With New Research Ship, VIMS Steps Up the Science

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Pamela D'Angelo

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is stepping up the science behind managing state fisheries, as well as research on how the planet is changing with a newly built 93-foot, state-of-the-art research vessel, the R/V Virginia.

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Going to the beach is generally seen as a summer tradition but hotels and restaurants on Virginia's Chincoteague Island are doing excellent year-round business thanks to rocket science. And a new shuttle service is coming to Albemarle County but you won't have to tip the driver.

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Environmental activists are calling foul after a sudden decision by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to remove two members of Virginia’s Air Pollution Control Board.

The economy is booming, and Virginia is doing well in a number of areas. But, some are being left behind.

Jeff Bossert

Some of our workforce today is worried about their jobs being taken by artificial intelligence.  But for a couple new innovations, it’s all about helping human staff, and improving the experience for the public.

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What will it take for Virginia schools to be more secure? A panel of lawmakers recently looked at the issue and made a number of key recommendations.

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It could cost billions to recycle toxic coal ash currently sitting in lagoons across Virginia. That’s according to a report Dominion Energy gave to lawmakers this week. At the same time, two environmental groups now say coal ash ponds in Chesterfield could pose a risk to human health.

Freezing Rain Knocks Out Power to Many in Southwest Virginia

Nov 15, 2018
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Update: The number of Appalachian Power crews reduced outages  to under 25,000 by Friday morning, according to the company's website.

The utility has not yet estimated when all service will be restored.

UVA Students Aid Venezuelan Refugees

Nov 14, 2018
University of Virginia

The Capitol of Venezuela is more than 2,000 miles from Charlottesville but some students at the University of Virginia are worried. Venezuela has descended into an economic turmoil that has spurred widespread famine and high inflation. These concerns led students to start a fundraising drive on grounds through an exhibit of housing conditions for the refugees. 

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As Democrats plan to take control of the House of Representatives, one Virginia congressman is poised to control a key committee. And he’s already making plans for what he wants to do in that position.

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