Many locals don’t want solar companies to destroy their land or scenic view. But national experts see solar power as a crucial solution to climate change, and some farmers rely on the panels as a necessary source of income.
Rockbridge County has been in severe drought all month, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Local farmers say the growing season is over, so no amount of rain will help them now.
Virginia is just one of numerous states in the Southeast experiencing wildfires. Officials blame droughts in the region for the fires.
Inconsistent and unseasonable weather may force some local farmers to adjust for changing temperatures.
W R Deacon & Sons is one of three remaining timber mills in Rockbridge County, a number that has shrunk from at least eight.
East Palestine, Ohio residents are still worried about long-term environmental impacts after a Norfolk Southern train derailed early this month.
A representative from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation told Rockbridge residents Wednesday about local buffers, or vegetation near streams that helps shield rivers from farm runoffs.
Rescuers struggled to find survivors Tuesday after earthquakes shocked swaths of Turkey and Syria on Monday. In Turkey, 8,000 people have already been pulled from the debris.
Local dairy farms must embrace new methods to adapt to a market that’s been shrinking for years.
Officials in the state realized they had enough National Guard units available and sent the crews that had come from Indiana home.