Environment

Service provides green options

February 6th, 2015

Ed Kelly and Stephen Van Stee seek to do the opposite of an old business adage. They want to reduce demand before creating the supply.

Dominion plans major solar project

February 5th, 2015

Fresh off the heels of the Remington Solar Power project that was announced Jan. 20, Dominion Virginia Power is seeking to expand the solar power output for the state.

Local firm produces emission technology

January 16th, 2015

EDINBURG — For five years, Wholesome Energy, a subsidiary of Wholesome Foods, has partnered with NoNox, a Florida based engineering firm, to manufacture and distribute a fuel emulsion system for industrial and naval uses.

Local coalition opposes natural gas pipeline

January 15th, 2015

Friends of the Shenandoah Mountain, a coalition of organizations pushing for a new scenic area, is voicing concerns regarding the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Local researcher aids tiger study

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal has been involved in helping the Indian government save that nation's tiger population.   Courtesy photo by  Robert Fleischer

December 9th, 2014

A new research paper published on the internationally peer-reviewed publication “PLOS One” offers new methods of preserving and enhancing the population of tigers in central India.

Riverkeeper prepares to fight EPA

December 4th, 2014

The Shenandoah Riverkeeper is preparing to comment on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s draft for the 2014 Integrated Report.

Officials pass water resolution

November 21st, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission passed a resolution Thursday evening to endorse adding a water supply and quality planning special assessment to its 2016 fiscal year budget.

Local conservationist expresses concerns over fracking

November 19th, 2014

Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in small portion of the George Washington National Forest drew praise from environmentalists and energy advocates alike.

Holiday spirit?

A turkey walks past this car in the parking area at the Shenandoah and Warren County line near Cedar Creek on U.S. Route  11.  Rich Cooley/Daily

November 17th, 2014

A wild turkey spotted at Cedar Creek near U.S. Route 11 in Strasburg has become a source of entertainment for local residents.

Park considers plan for chronic wasting disease

November 13th, 2014

Shenandoah National Park wants to amend its plan for managing chronic wasting disease, which recently was detected in white-tailed deer 12 miles from the park’s northern borders.