Environment

Peter van der Linde (left) at his Zion Crossroads facility in 2012. Staff photo

Van der Linde disputes claims of recycling slowdown

An Albemarle County supervisor has questions about a temporary slowdown in operations at a local recycling plant, but Peter van der Linde says his facility is running strong—and is about to see a big upgrade. Samuel Miller District Representative Liz Palmer serves on the county’s Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee, which is tasked […]

Hundreds of trees—most of them leftovers from spring planting efforts by the Virginia Department of Forestry—will be available for sale at low prices by the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards at two upcoming city events. Photo: Robin Hanes

Tree Stewards’ sale offers inexpensive saplings

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will be back at Saturday’s City Market for the group’s second-annual fall tree sale, offering up hundreds of carefully cared for saplings ready for planting for low prices. The sale runs at the Market in the city’s Water Street parking lot from 7am to noon today, Saturday, October 11. The […]

Nelson County residents protest Dominion's planned natural gas pipeline outside an August community meeting in Lovingston. Photo: Graelyn Brashear

Dominion formally announces pipeline partnership

Dominion Resources has formally announced it will pursue its planned natural gas pipeline through Virginia as part of a multi-billion-dollar partnership with North Carolina electricity giant Duke Energy and two other energy companies. The proposed 550-mile pipeline, previously called the Southeast Reliability Project, is now dubbed the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Until the formal partnership announcement […]