Virginia
Random header

Virginia

  • Question Your World: How do solar sites impact local areas?

    A recent article in Richmond Bizsense outlined a potentially huge solar energy array for a data center near Chester, Virginia. That’s good news, right? Well, it's not so simple. Let’s dig into the good, the bad, and some rather interesting thoughts on this topic. How do solar sites impact local areas?

  • Question Your World: Does cleaning up the air really make a difference? 

    Science helps us better understand the world around us. One big question that often comes up is how effective these efforts really are. A recent study on air quality has helped shed some light on a possible health impact on children. Does cleaning up the air really make a difference?

  • Question Your World: Why was last year so rainy?

    Last year sure felt soggy here in Richmond, VA. After looking at all the rain we got last year, scientists announced it was the second wettest year since we began keeping rainfall records here in the capital city. This trend does not just apply here; many parts of the nation got rocked with rainstorms. Why was last year so rainy?

  • Question Your World: Can Virginians get measles?

    Virginia often makes it onto cool national lists. Our beautiful mountains, incredible art hubs, music festivals, breweries, blue crabs, and a myriad of other Virginia treasures have put us on the map. However, our latest ranking on a national list has a lot of scientists concerned. Can Virginians get measles?

  • Question Your World: Is recycling actually helpful?

    Humanity makes a lot of trash, but over the years we've found a few ways to keep some waste from turning into trash. Reducing consumption and up-cycling items have big benefits in addressing our trash output, but what about recycling? Is recycling actually helpful?