Honeybees have their own holiday

Why these little insects deserve to be celebrated ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ Misconceptions about bees and wasps make it easy to be scared of bees and other stinging, flying and buzzing insects, even as an adult. However, the very real possibility of losing bees entirely is much scarier; honey bees alone (which are only one…

The Green New Deal is a blueprint

What it means, even if it doesn’t pass ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ With the formal support of Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, New York’s 14th district representative and congressional newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the fully outlined text of her “Green New Deal” resolution on Feb. 7, seeking congressional support for the large governmental reform.  The…

Pipelines will harm Va. communities

Environmental, social and financial risks are too high to ignore ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ In a search to surge profits and expedite fossil fuels, specifically natural gas from shale reserves in Appalachia, energy giants such as Dominion, Duke and more are pushing hard and continuing work to construct hundred-mile long gas pipelines across Virginia, West…

This EPA Administrator is a mistake

Nominee Andrew Wheeler has concerning track record ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ Amidst the worry and panic of the now-longest government shutdown in history, certain federal processes are still underway, including the formal hearing process of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) nominated and current acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler.  But many not up to speed on the…