Climate Change


Now that the U.S. is back in the Paris Climate Accord, the University of Virginia wants to jump start America’s role in addressing the global emergency. 

Justin Mathias

New research out of West Virginia University says trees are now taking up more Carbon Dioxide than ever recorded. And because forests are the planet’s carbon sink, trees all over the world are actually growing larger to keep up with rising CO2. 


Faced with climate changes that are taking a toll on our shoreline, our forests and farms, Virginia has agreed to stop burning fossil fuels by 2050. 

To see if that’s actually possible and to explain what we’ll have to do over the next thirty years, experts at the University of Virginia have produced a report called Decarbonizing Virginia’s Economy.

Ryan Young

Scientists are documenting increasingly higher temperatures each year and climate change is not really in question anymore. 

Once bare alpine mountains are sprouting new vegetation, never before seen at those elevations, allowing invasive species to thrive.

In this story, we look at climate change at the lowest altitudes: The Virginia coast.

Lynn Resler

The world is changing, literally. According to two new studies out of Virginia Tech, the highest mountain tops and the lowest coastal areas are morphing, slowly remaking the landscape. 

Once bare mountain peaks, now have trees growing above what used to be called ‘the tree line.’