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Falcon restoration continues in Shenandoah National Park

Falcons that were once sought after by kings are returning, after over 30 years, to Shenandoah National Park.
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Designation to help combat threats to national forests

Numerous national forests throughout the United States were recently given official designations in an effort to fight one of the top threats to their health: exotic insect pests.
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Panda expert urges conservation through action at home

Bill McShea is known as "the panda guy." But he is not overly fond of pandas.
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Avtex Superfund site ready for redevelopment

After decades of cleanup, the Avtex Superfund Site is finally ready to be returned to the community.
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Groups attempt to improve water quality by planting trees

Many at the local, state and national levels are making an extra effort to save the Chesapeake Bay -- by planting roots.
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Acid rain damage continues impacting area streams

Shenandoah Valley streams have seen a slower recovery from the damage of acid rain than those in the northeastern parts of the country. The explanation goes back 15,000 years.
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Farmers oppose EPA's proposed rule

Local farmers are supporting a national campaign launched by the American Farm Bureau and other groups that challenges a rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that would expand the agency's regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act.
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Event offers full day of environmental education

Anyone wishing to help keep the environment healthy and learn more about local flora and fauna will have the perfect opportunity this weekend -- and they can do it for 24 straight hours.
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Group seeks donations to fund lake restoration during draining

A local group is attempting to raise funds to restore the waters of Lake Laura while the water is temporarily drained during dam renovation.
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Groups see fracking as a threat to forest, region

REDDISH KNOB -- Its proponents hail it as an economic boon. Opponents say it could contaminate your water supply. It's in the news with such voracity that even if you can't recite statistics, you feel like an expert on the subject. Matt Damon even made a movie about it. Now, hydraulic fracturing, most commonly known as fracking, may get the green light to begin operations in Virginia's George Washington National Forest, to the consternation of organizations dedicated to fighting its spread.
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Volunteers help Discovery Museum and Habitat for Humanity

Cold temperatures and a little snow weren't enough to keep volunteers from "deconstructing" the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum's future home on Friday.

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