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Green Scene: This week's environmental news

BULLETIN BOARD Radioactive sunshine: Governor McDonnell’s uranium work group—tasked with studying the potential ups and downs of proposed uranium mining and milling in Southside Virginia—has had its ground rules altered. Now the group is required to allow more opportunities for public input and to make summaries of its findings available throughout the process. Good, but […]

Green Scene: This week's greenie news

Green Scene: This week's greenie news

Local groups are involved in opposition to a very large coal-burning power plant proposed for Surry County. It’s estimated that it would contribute to as many as 200,000 lost work days, due to downwind residents’ health problems, over its 60-year life span. (File photo) Life churns along, and with it a mixed bag of environmental […]

C-VILLE Kids! Great local outings for kids

C-VILLE Kids! Great local outings for kids

Sure, unstructured time is great for kids—whiling away the hours banging on pots, giggling at penguin documentaries or rolling down hills. But now and then, even the most schedule-averse parent is bound to feel the need for an outing. Whether for exercise, education or just plain fun, an Official Activity of some kind might be […]

C-VILLE Kids! Sow fun: Gardening with your little one

C-VILLE Kids! Sow fun: Gardening with your little one

Few things are more wholesome than children in the garden. Growing plants with your kid has it all: fresh air, science, and life lessons on everything from patience to self-reliance. (Plus, eating dirt is said to boost the immune system.) But how do you actually get your kids gardening? Grow the fun stuff. Pick crops […]