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 [...]
Growing together; the future of fracking in Virginia's biggest national forest; Joel Salatin's new book
Appalachian Voices’ Tom Cormons says Dominion’s 15-year plan isn’t right for Virginia.
I wasn’t at the Eco Fair. It was simpler than that.
Sign up for a home energy review–it cost just $25–and find out.
Becoming a milkmaid on the fly.
A Charlottesville mother argues against the idea that nature is "out there" somewhere.
StreamWatch director Rose Brown explains why the caddisfly is a creature worthy of our attention.
Dietician Wendy Vigdor-Hess lays out a strategy for keeping GMOs off your plate.
Violets, goats, asparagus and more.
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 [...]
Go to a public meeting on uranium mining, or volunteer for the Eco Fair. Your choice.
Mark Jones, local mushroom expert, tells us all about the wild culinary treat: morels.
Appalachian Voices’ Mike McCoy schools us on Virginia’s largest proposed coal plant.
A StreamWatch volunteer explains why it matters where a stream has been.
Rose Brown on the art of shopping waste-free.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Author Richard Louv, the nature deficit disorder guy, explains why not to be a Luddite.