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Earth Talk: Tar sands oil development’s impact on birds

Each year tens of million of migratory birds “overwinter” in the Canadian Boreal forest, a vast tract of mostly uninhabited coniferous woodlands and wetlands stretching from Newfoundland to the Yukon.


Shenandoah National Park plans prescribed burn

Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 35 acres of Big Meadows sometime between September 20 and October 10, 2014, weather permitting.


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Tips for buying firewood

When it comes to buying firewood, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has two pieces of advice.


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Governor McAuliffe announces 500 new jobs in the City of Newport News

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, will invest approximately $150 million to expand its operation in the City of Newport News.


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Robert Hurt: Allow our family farms to prosper

When I visited a cattle farm in Appomattox, I spoke with the farmer about the rising cost of fuel, which is among his largest expenses as it powers the tractors and vehicles that allow him to transport hay and cattle.


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Keys finish sweep of Lynchburg with 7-2 win

Lynchburg plated two unearned runs in the fifth inning but was shutout the rest of the way in a 7-2 loss at Harry Grove Stadium, as Frederick completed a sweep of the Hillcats Sunday afternoon.


Earth Talk: Are fuel cell cars green?

Fuel cell cars have not caught on and skeptics wonder if they ever will. One big hurdle is that creating hydrogen fuel turns out to be highly inefficient compared to other readily available fuels.


National Preparedness Month highlighted by local solar company

National Preparedness Month is an awareness-raising event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an effort that aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.


Mike Marcinko puts dream ending on dramatic Valley League championship game

Waynesboro Generals shortstop Mike Marcinko stepped into the batters box Wednesday night at Kate Collins Field with an almost unreal scenario in front of him. Tie ballgame, runner on third, two outs, bottom of the ninth, championship there for the taking.


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Lynchburg Hillcats rout Salem Red Sox in series opener, 13-5

Jose Martinez went 3-for-6 with a season-high four RBIs and three runs scored to fuel an offense that posted a season-best 13 runs on 15 hits in a 13-5 Lynchburg Hillcats victory at LewisGale Field Tuesday night.


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Randy Forbes: How many times are you taxed a day?

Our tax system is complex and confusing. It discourages job growth and overall competitiveness, and it discourages every day Americans who want to live their lives without the stress of Uncle Sam knocking at their doors.


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VMI names Jamie Severns associate director of athletics for external relation

Jamie Severns has been named Associate Director of Athletics for External Relations, Virginia Military Institute Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles has announced.


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Vehicle fire, fuel spill closes Barracks Road

Route 654 (Barracks Road) in Albemarle County is closed in both directions between the Route 250 Bypass and Route 656 (Georgetown Road) due to a tractor-trailer fire and diesel fuel spill.


Virginia native Mac Wiseman releases masterwork album

Well, this one is like nothing else. Maybe someone will do another one like this – like Mac Wiseman’s Songs From My Mother’s Hand – one day.


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McAuliffe announces new agricultural exports to UK, European Union

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced as part of his United Kingdom trade and marketing mission new export sales for Virginia agricultural and foodstuff products into the European market.


Seven reasons why saturated fats should be valued, not vilified

For many people, the word “fat” strikes instantaneous fear of heart disease and weight gain. Add the word “saturated”, and the brain sounds alarm bells. But, if Mother Nature made saturated fat so delicious, how could it be death-inducing?


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Robert Hurt: Energy independence will reduce gas prices, create jobs

It is hard to believe that only five short years ago, the national average price for a gallon of gas was $2.35 compared to $3.68 today.


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Report: The impact of fuel taxes on Virginia, Maryland, D.C.

Last year, lawmakers in Virginia made history by altering the state fuel tax rate formula. In a rejection of traditional transportation funding, Virginia became the first state to eliminate the conventional cents-per-gallon (cpg) fuel tax,and the District of Columbia followed suit.


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Robert Hurt touts House GOP energy bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act of 2014, which expands onshore energy production, streamlines permitting processes and reduces unnecessary red tape.


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Gas prices expected to tick up with July 4 holiday approaching

Motorists across the country will likely need to reach further down into their wallets to fill their thirsty tanks as the threat of rising gas prices are on the horizon; just in time for the upcoming July 4 holiday travel weekend.


Rolls of the dice: Sborz outduels Ruse to fuel UVA win

Brian O’Connor went to bed Saturday night after his UVA baseball team had dropped Game 1 of its Super Regional series to Maryland knowing that he would use his Game 3 starter, Artie Lewicki, to get whatever late key outs he needed in Game 2.


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President Obama: EPA power plant rules and climate change

I think a lot of people are aware of the Climate Action Plan that I put forward last year based on what we know, which is that climate change is real. It has impacts not just in a distant future. It has serious impacts, as we speak.


Earth Talk: Driverless cars

Just a decade ago most of us wouldn’t have dreamed we’d live to see driverless cars whisking people around, but things are changing fast and analysts now think they will be common by 2020 and account for the majority of cars on the road by 2040.


SUNRNR Spring into Preparedness Sweepstakes winners announced

Winners in a recent sweepstakes sponsored by SUNRNR “SunRunner” of Virginia, Incorporated, a Harrisonburg-based solar generator manufacturer were announced just in time to help with preparation for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.


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Ethanol production benefits all Virginians

Over the next three years, the Vireol ethanol facility in Hopewell plans to employ 70 workers, produce 170 million gallons of ethanol and spend $100 million to purchase 21.7 million bushels of grain from Virginia farmers.


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Robert Hurt: Energy independence, create Jobs with the Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a key piece of an all-of-the-above energy strategy aimed at reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy and giving Americans more affordable domestic energy choices.


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Weather forecast shows increased wildfire risk

Officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) advise that upcoming weather patterns increase the risk of wildfire across Virginia.


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Robert Hurt: House plan to balance budget, grow economy, protect taxpayers

Just as we have done each of the last four years, the House of Representatives approved an annual budget focused on setting a course for our nation and its future. The Path to Prosperity budget puts us on a path to fiscal sustainability so we can preserve the promise of this great country for our children and grandchildren.