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Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are hard to escape; they’re in cell phones, laptops, and basically anything else with rechargeable batteries.


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Interstate 64 lane closure in Alleghany County

The left lane of eastbound Interstate 64 in Alleghany County is expected to be closed through Tuesday, May 2, between mile marker 3 and 6.


uva school of medicine

Artificial pancreas benefits young children, trial shows

A study among young children with Type 1 diabetes found that a UVA-developed artificial pancreas helped study participants better control their condition.


Zero Waste Day at Charlottesville City Market

Vendors at the weekly Charlottesville City Market continue to promote sustainability and minimize their environmental impact.


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Living Alcohol and Drug Free: GAPP honors youth video contest winners

Greater Augusta Prevention Partners honored the winners of the Living Alcohol and Drug Free video contest on Thursday.


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Spring wildfire season ends April 30

Five days of much-needed rain helped bring about an early end to spring wildfire season in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Forestry.


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Protect yourself during mosquito season

As mosquito season begins May 1 in Virginia, it is important for people across the Commonwealth to be reminded of Zika virus.


atlantic coast pipeline

Critics: Atlantic Coast Pipeline would require extensive mountaintop removal

A briefing paper details how Dominion Resources intends to blast away mountaintops as part of the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


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Charles Graves retires after 44 years at WSVA

After 44 years of service, well known Valley radio announcer Charles Graves has decided to retire from WSVA Radio in Harrisonburg.


Augusta Health breaks ground on emergency department expansion

Augusta Health broke ground on its Emergency Department (ED) Expansion on Wednesday, April 26.


wayne theatre

This Month at the Wayne Theatre: May 2017

Schedule of events at the Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro, Va., for the month of May 2017.


uva health system

UVA Cancer Center excellence nets $15 million grant

University of Virginia Cancer Center has again been honored for its work researching new and better cancer treatments.


brain

Become smarter: Five ways to wise up

How can you get smarter? Is it even possible to boost up your intelligence? Only 10 years ago, they said it’s impossible.


accuweather

Summer forecast: Early storms to hold back heat in Northeast

AccuWeather reports wet weather and severe storms will keep extreme temperatures at bay in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic this summer.


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Virginia Tech professor enlists French residents for study validating pollution-driven health claims

State-funded health studies have disproved claims by residents and local doctors in one of France’s largest industrial regions.


virginia state police

Virginia State Police experiencing email outage

The Virginia State Police is currently working to identify, contain and eradicate malware that has impacted the Department’s email network.


interstate 81

Rockingham County Interstate 81 rest area closure rescheduled for Thursday

The safety rest area on southbound Interstate 81 in Rockingham County is scheduled to close from 6 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday.


virginia

Virginia Department of Health urges caution following heavy rains

Following heavy rain in parts of the state this week, the Virginia Department of Health reminds people to take precautions to avoid flooded areas.


antoine scott

Podcast: Antoine Scott talks life in comedy

Chris Graham interviews Richmond-based comedian Antoine Scott, who is headlining the Mother’s Day Weekend Bash.


the 3 redneck tenors

Podcast: Interview with Matthew Lord of the 3 Redneck Tenors

The 3 Redneck Tenors started as a way around a community theater not having enough money to do a benefit.


How to earn your wife’s trust back

If you’re thinking about how to regain the trust of your wife, it probably has weakened or seems completely lost for some reason.


uva health system

Battling infectious diseases with 3-D structures

An international team of scientists has determined the 3-D atomic structure of more than 1,000 proteins.


shenandoah national park

Shenandoah National Park hosts Wildflower Weekend

Native spring wildflowers and children’s creativity will be celebrated during Shenandoah National Park’s Wildflower Weekend, May 6-7.


leap climate change

LEAP presents: Before the Flood at The Paramount Theater

The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) will host a special event on May 25 at The Paramount Theater about climate change.


kim sours suicide prevention

Local hero recognized for suicide prevention volunteer work in Staunton

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Yet many people affected by suicide don’t talk about it.