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Two Virginia Tech researchers have been named as Virginia's Outstanding Scientists for 2013. Harold E. Burkhart is being honored for his work in forest stand management. He is a university distinguished professor in the Department of Forest Resources...
reporter"Our message today to Congress, don't throw wind off the fiscal cliff," says Sarah Bucci, Environment Virginia. The clock is ticking and this group doesn't want to be caught under the buzzer. Explains Bucci, "Incentives are benefits in place to build...
WDBJ7 New River Valley ReporterDriving into Blacksburg off U.S. 460, folks have always seen plenty of cattle from the Virginia Tech dairy farm. But the cows could be moo-ving! Virginia Tech says it needs all that land - prime land - for brand new buildings and research sites. You...
As dry conditions continue across the state, Virginia Department of Forestry is urging extra caution this July 4th when it comes to outdoor flames and setting off individual fireworks displays. The lack of rain, combined with the recent downed trees...
UPDATED 8:35pm: The Virginia Department of Forestry says a brush fire that began Monday evening east of Radford, was caused by a person cutting junk with a cutting torch. The fire is contained as of 8:30pm Monday. A total of 18 acres burned. At one...
A steady rain is helping firefighters put out wildfires in Virginia. More than a half-inch of rain is expected to fall throughout Wednesday. Despite the rain, smoke from parts of the fires may be visible for days. Crews that came from 29 states will...
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterIt now appears that bankrutpcy will claim a 156-year tradition. The State Fair of Virginia has failed to reach an agreement with its creditors, and the non-profit organization has now laid off its staff. Rights to the State Fair, the Strawberyy Hill...
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Virginia drivers have another license plate option. Already car owners have more than 200-specialty plates to choose from. Now, the group "Trees Virginia" is giving them one more. Money from the "Virginia Loves Trees" tags would support community and...
A brush fire that burned about five acres in Botetourt County is being mopped up. The Virginia Department of Forestry says state crews and local firefighters are working the fire on Purgatory Mountain near Arcadia. State forestry officials say the...
WDBJ7 ReporterThe Virginia Department of Forestry is on high alert Monday. Typically, the more green it is the less fuel you have for a fire. Sure, it is green outside but there's not as much of it once you walk deeper into the woods, and that's the problem. The...
(AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell is hoping nearly $37 million in additional funding in his proposed two-year state budget will help spur economic development and create jobs. McDonnell outlined several initiatives Wednesday in Virginia's biennial spending...
WDBJ7 ReporterPlant researchers are hoping lettuce will help grow jobs in Martinsville. The vegetable is under the spotlight at the new Agriculture Research Center. It's a test facility from Patrick Henry Community College where researchers are growing plants using...
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