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New George Washington National Forest Plan balances multiple uses

Today, the U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Regional Forester released the Final Forest Plan that will direct management of the George Washington National Forest.


Sierra Club responses to George Washington National Forest Plan

The U.S. Forest Service today released a new plan for how the George Washington National Forest will be used and managed in the future.


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UVA history professor explores origins of Nazi animus toward Jews

UVA professor Alon Confino is intrigued with the stories Nazis told themselves to justify mass extermination.


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Gas prices on longest consecutive decline since 2008

The national average price of gas has dropped for 50 days in a row (through Friday), a cumulative decline of 44 cents, which is the longest consecutive decline since 2008.


U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity.


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Randy Forbes: Five things you never knew about Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we are once again reminded of the ways in which our freedoms and liberties have been preserved by the dedicated service of the men and women in our Armed Forces.


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Good news: Gas prices may remain low for most this winter

Good news: the low gas prices that you’re seeing at the pump this fall are not only likely to remain low, but could even fall past the holidays.


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Gas prices continue to drop below $3 a gallon mark: But why?

Prices at the gas pump continue to plummet. The national average price of gas today dropped below $3.00 per gallon ($2.995/gal) for the first time since Dec. 22, 2010.


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National gas prices under symbolic $3 per gallon average

At long last! Tomorrow, the national average retail price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline will drop below a dreaded psychological barrier – the $3 a gallon threshold.


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Gas prices continue to tumble

Gas prices continue to tumble in Virginia and across the country. Motorists in the Commonwealth are paying $2.81 per gallon on average today, as compared to this year’s peak in April at $3.52 per gallon.


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Grocery bill increases 2 percent as beef and pork prices rise

National food prices rose about 2 percent from a year ago, according to a quarterly survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation.


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Gas prices lowest in U.S. in four years

With oil prices sharply lower over the last several weeks, the national average gas price has followed suit and has now dropped on 29 (through Friday) consecutive days.


Earth Talk: Sweden’s environmental leadership

It’s true that Sweden came out on top in the recently released ranking of 60 countries according to sustainability by consulting firm Dual Citizen Inc. in its fourth annual Global Green Economy Index (GGEI).


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First Lady helps Virginians stay warm this winter

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe is leading efforts this fall to make sure there is help available for low-income Virginians who have difficulty paying their heating bills.


Poll: Virginians concerned about proposed EPA power plant regulations

Polling data released Wednesday by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future, a coalition of 175 members representing nearly every segment of the U.S. economy, finds that voters in Virginia and nationwide have major concerns about the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations.


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Gas prices: Another dime comes off price at the pump

Good news continues for motorists filling up at the gas pump this week. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.14 per gallon Friday, a new 2014 low. Friday’s average is ten cents less than one week ago, and 23 cents less than one month ago.


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McAuliffe signs executive order on reducing energy consumption in Virginia government

Today at an award ceremony honoring the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) energy efficiency efforts at the DMV Headquarters building in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 31 to reduce energy consumption in state government.


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Average for gallon of regular unleaded gas dips below $3 in Virginia

Gas prices have been sinking quite nicely across the country and in the Commonwealth. Drivers in Virginia and 12 other states are paying an average price below $3 per gallon to refuel their vehicles.


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Charlottesville is quarterfinalist for $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize

The City of Charlottesville is a quarterfinalist in the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a nationwide competition for small-to-medium sized communities to compete to win a $5 million grand prize by saving energy.


AAA: Gas prices at 2014 lows

Prices at the gas pump have slipped to new 2014 lows this week and signs indicate prices will head lower still. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.24 per gallon Friday. This price is the least expensive daily average of 2014 and the lowest gas price average since December 22, 2013.


Trout Unlimited & Wild Virginia offer stream monitoring training

Trout Unlimited and Wild Virginia are teaming up to offer a training course for citizen volunteers sought to help with water quality monitoring in the Marcellus Shale regions of Virginia’s and West Virginia’s national forests.


Earth Talk: Should plastic bags be banned?

California made big news recently when it announced the first statewide ban on plastic shopping bags set to kick in during the middle of 2015. Beginning in July, large grocery stores, pharmacies and other food retailers in the Golden State will no longer be able to send shoppers home with plastic bags, while convenience markets, liquor stores and other small food retailers will join the ranks a year later.


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AAA: Gas prices dip below $3 a gallon in Richmond area

Gas prices have been on the downward trend across the country since the end of June. For the first time, since February 17, 2011, gas prices are averaging $2.98 per gallon in the City of Richmond; a savings of 11 cents compared to last year.


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AAA: Gas prices continue to fall into October

Prices at the gas pump continue to fall like autumn leaves across most of the country. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.32 per gallon Friday, down two cents in the past week and the least expensive daily average since February 12.


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Suburban Propane partners with the American Red Cross

During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign.


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AAA: Gas prices fall into autumn

The national average price for regular unleaded gas dropped to $3.34 per gallon Friday, down two cents in the past week and the lowest price since Valentine’s Day.


Conference to cover natural gas pipeline safety

More than 300 natural gas operators and pipeline contractors vital to the success of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s programs for pipeline safety will be attending the 23rd annual conference hosted by the State Corporation Commission.


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Augusta County man arrested, charged in April fire in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested an Augusta County man responsible for the April 24 fire that destroyed two vehicles in the 1000 block of Frye Street.


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AAA: Gas prices continue downward trend

The national average price for regular unleaded gas dropped to $3.36 per gallon Friday, which is the lowest price for this date since 2010 when gas averaged $2.73.


Stone Soup hosts Augusta County Alliance pipeline presentation

Stone Soup Books and Cafe invites the community to come learn about the proposed Dominion gas pipeline and have a chance to discuss the issues relating to it.


#15 UVA men’s soccer downs VCU, 1-0, for third straight win

The 15th-ranked UVA men’s soccer team won its third straight match, 1-0, over VCU Monday evening at Klöckner Stadium. Sam Hayward (So., Houston, Texas) scored in the 76th minute to push the Cavaliers (4-1) to the win.


Dominion pipeline event brings out hundreds of Augusta County residents

Hundreds of Augusta County residents descended upon Augusta Expo in Fishersville into Monday evening to get a look at Dominion’s plans for a pipeline that would bisect the region.


Dinner Diva: Bloating and gas (yes, we’re going there!)

Digestive enzymes have made a huge difference in my health. In fact, using digestive enzymes has helped me to digest my food much better and allowed me to keep my gall bladder.


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Gas prices falling into September: AAA

Ahead of the switch over to cheaper winter-blended fuel on Monday (September 15), the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.41 per gallon Friday, down three cents from the previous week.


Earth Talk: Ethanol’s unrealized promise

Ethanol and similar “biofuels” made from corn and other crops seem like a good idea given their potential for reducing our carbon outputs as well as our reliance on fossil fuels.


Coalition forms over proposed Dominion pipeline

A coalition of 22 organizations from across Virginia and West Virginia has formed the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance in response to the September 2 announcement of the proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline from Harrison County, W.Va., to Robeson County, N.C.


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AAA: Gas prices reach six-month low

While the national average has remained flat over the last two weeks, consumers this week paid the lowest average gas prices since late February.


Longwood women’s soccer blasts VMI, 4-0

The Longwood women’s soccer team has changed their warm-up routine and their pregame music, all in an attempt to overcome a series of slow starts that have plagued the Lancers through their first three games.


Ed Gillespie spouting nonsense, GOP talking points, or both?

The world is coming to an end, and the reason why: Barack Obama. This was the message from Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie Monday in Buena Vista.


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League of Conservation Voters expresses concern over Dominion pipeline

Today, Governor McAuliffe announced his support for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a collaborative project between ­Dominion Power, AGL Resources, Duke Energy, and Piedmont Natural Resources to build a natural gas pipeline that will fully bisect our Commonwealth.


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Friends of Nelson comments on Dominion pipeline

As expected, Duke Energy has selected Dominion Resources and its subsidiaries to build and operate a massive new natural gas pipeline slicing through the heart of central Appalachia and Virginia’s Southside.


Southern Environmental Law Center statement on proposed Dominion pipeline

The following is a statement from Greg Buppert, senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, on the proposed Dominion pipeline.


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McAuliffe touts controversial Dominion pipeline

Today at a press conference in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Dominion Resources CEO Tom Farrell and Hank Linginfelter, EVP Distribution Operations, AGL Resources and Chairman, Virginia Natural Gas,announced the considerable economic benefits that the proposed Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline will bring to the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Statement of House Speaker William J. Howell on proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Tuesday on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced by Dominion and its partners.


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Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources announce pipeline plans

Four major U.S. energy companies – Dominion (NYSE: D), Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) and AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) – announced today the formation of a joint venture to build and own the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.