Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

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Could drilling in the Atlantic harm fish, whales, turtles?

National Geographic

National Geographic

The swath of Atlantic Ocean the Obama administration may open to oil and gas exploration is an ecologically diverse network of soft-bottom shelves and rocky canyons that includes some of most dynamic and mysterious marine systems on Earth. Fishermen and lawmakers are blasting the plan.

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Report: Sandy was a wake-up call we'd better heed

News Journal

A new Army Corps of Engineers report warns that unless coastal residents and state and local leaders rethink their approach to shoreline development, the next big storm will be equal to or worse than Superstorm Sandy.

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Virginia scores ‘C-’ in infrastructure report

Register Bee

Infrastructure concerns and the threat of costly repairs in Danville and Pittsylvania County reflect a statewide infrastructure grade of ‘C-’presented by Virginia engineers in a recently-released study.

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