While some of us were out burning off those Thanksgiving calories on Black Friday, a team of more than 300 federal and non-federal science experts released a volunteer-coordinated, government-mandated assessment of the impacts of climate change on the United States. The burning question on climate-concerned minds has been: What does the new federal climate report say?
Elections are opportunities we citizens have to voice our opinion on topics that matter. One of the biggest topics right now is our changing climate. This has impacts on agriculture, real estate, city planning, human health, and beyond. All very important topics for the nation to ponder. Will climate change be a part of future elections?
The growth of urban spaces compounded with the changing climate is causing some scientists to take a look at how our urban areas interact with heat. Today’s big question explores urban heat islands by asking - how do cities handle heat?
Humans have transplanted crops all over the globe and have ushered in the era of modern agriculture, but what happens when the environment for specific crops changes? No better way to dig into this than by asking today’s big question: Why are Virginia scientists planting African crops?
You might never guess who or what is an emerging leader in the renewable energy transition in our lovely state. Who’s a leader in Virginia’s solar installations?