The European Space Agency is set to develop a new, Earth-observing satellite that will map and monitor global forests. UVA's Hank Shugart, a professor of environmental science, has been a key player in convincing the agency to fund and develop the $525-million satellite. He talks with correspondent Charles Fishburne in this WCVE Science Matters report.
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The United States Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from one of the so-called Norfolk Four -- four former sailors convicted in the 1997 rape and murder of a Norfolk woman.
Virginia has moved up one spot to 11th in the nation in an annual study of child well-being.
The cicadas have come and gone, and the Virginia Department of Forestry has just released a report on what it terms "widespread," but not serious damage.
For the second year, NASA is offering a unique, on-line mentoring program for middle schoolers, to interact one-on-one with women who have been successful in science and working on America's future in space. It happens in July, it's free, and there is still time to apply. Charles Fishburne talked with Mamta Nagaraja, the Women In NASA Project Manager.
A federal appeals court in Richmond has reinstated a lawsuit by the families of 17 sailors killed in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.
A Chesterfield County man accused of killing a Virginia State Police trooper is facing more charges.
The National Trust for Historic Places has just added a section of the James River to its list of America's Most Endangered Historic Places because of a proposed power transmission line that would mar the scenic approach to some of Virginia's most historic places.
Virginia Commonwealth University has just received a 482,000 dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue work on a compound that might help hard-core smokers to finally quit. Charles Fishburne talked with Darlene Brunzell, Associate Professor in the VCU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, in this WCVE Science Matters report.
A woman who was run over by a bus in downtown Richmond has survived and is expected to live.