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Virginia rolls out new agricultural program to improve water quality on farms

Virginia Governor McAuliffe, joined by key cabinet members, state legislators, and agricultural and environmental representatives, launched a new state program on August 25, at a dairy farm in Weyers Cave, Virginia.

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Dog Days

Ever heard the phrase, “the dog days” of summer and wondered what it meant? In the time of the ancient Greek and Romans, dog days referred to the time of the year when the star Sirius (or Dog Star) — the...
Kathleen Gaskell | Bay Buddies 07/20/14

Setting the Record Straight on Waters of the US

There’s been some confusion about EPA’s proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule under the Clean Water Act, especially in the agriculture community, and we want to make sure you know the facts. We know...
Nancy Stoner | Forum 07/20/14

Rappahannock River Valley

Visitors to the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge may experience this linear refuge in any number of ways, depending upon who — or what — they are. For some, the refuge represents outdoors...
Leslie Middleton | Bay Journeys Article 07/12/14

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When the Chesapeake restoration effort began, scientists and policymakers raised red flags on the problem: continued rapid growth could easily counter any potential gains from ecological improvements. Twenty-five years later, the clean-up effort lags and the topic of growth receives little serious engagement. Even those who express concern about the true costs of growth tend to accept it as unavoidable reality, treating growth as an unquestioned force of nature that must be “accommodated.” Questioning traditional concepts of growth is avoided among political leaders and environmental groups, and little is taught or discussed in the region’s academic institutions. This makes it critical to re-examine concepts of growth, or the acclaimed bay’s restoration — and quality of life in the region — may be jeopardized.
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