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Several environmental protesters are facing charges after blocking the road leading to the headquarters for coal producer Alpha Natural Resources in Bristol. Capt. Maynard Ratcliff with the Bristol Police Department says about five people were...
Virginia is opening a trade office in Shanghai to increase agricultural and forestry sales to China, the state's largest export customer. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the opening Tuesday as he continues a trade and marketing mission to Asia. China...
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WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterWith millions celebrating Earth Day, it took on a sentimental meaning Monday at Virginia Tech. The university replanted a historic sycamore tree nearly three years after the original was cut down. Two forestry professors are credited with clonning the...
A Virginia winery and a commodity exchange in China have agreed on a five-year wine export deal. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the agreement between Chateau Morrisette in Floyd County and the Tianjin Commodity Exchange Company on Monday. McDonnell is...
Bedford Firefighters say the fire destroyed a building that holds pallets. The fire is contained right now, but earlier they called in the Department of Forestry. Embers started small wildfires that forestry workers helped them put out. The fire...
Assignment ManagerA statewide burning ban went into effect Friday. The measure coincides with the start of the spring fire season in Virginia. Here is the complete announcement from the Virginia Department of Forestry: Eager to Burn? Wait Your Turn! No Burning...
Forest landowners in 15 Virginia counties can apply for state funding to create habitat for bobwhite quail. Bobwhite prefer sunny, open areas. The program promotes the planting of shortleaf pine trees while thinning stands of other tree types to allow...
Fire investigators have determined that discarded ashes from a wood stove sparked a brush fire Monday on Bent Mountain in Roanoke County. The fire burned 13 acres. After all natural causes for the fire were ruled out, investigators determined that a...
WDBJ7 ReporterThe U.S. Forestry Service invited our crews to tag along today, as they worked with volunteers to plant seedlings in a secret spot. Way deep in Craig County, about a dozen volunteers worked through a biting wind, as they planted small American...
A brush fire in Roanoke County has burned five acres of land since Friday afternoon. Crews got the call around 3:30 p.m. about smoke in the area of Sugar Camp Creek Road. The fire was contained at about five acres. Crews worked all night to keep the...
reporterFalling leaves and a change of color not only signal a shift in seasons, but an increase in danger. "It's the time of year when fires are the most prevalent in Virginia, primarily because of the weather conditions," explains Chris Thomsen, Deputy...
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