Science Journalist Stephen Nash on The Media’s Role in the Climate Change Debate

There is a complicated relationship that exists amongst the public, the media, and the government when it comes to environmental conservation. Each sector plays its unique role in deciding the trajectory of every blossoming, burgeoning environmental issue as it arises — pollution, global warming, species extinction — how each matter unfolds is entirely up to those three cardinal groups.

Environmental Education in Central VA Shows Signs Of Hope But Has Long Way To Go

In this era of worldwide climate change, environmental education has become more important than ever. Over the past 50 years, scientists have observed increasing occurrences of summer heat waves, winter freezes, tornadoes and tropical cyclones that have devastated our earth. Experts have recorded warmer and more acidic ocean waters, a pattern of global warming and grave disturbances in the habitats and ecosystems of our planet.

The Rise of an Epidemic: Opioids, Their Impact on Virginians, and Efforts to Combat the Growing Crisis

Kim grew up on the west end of Richmond, a young girl with big blue eyes living in the nice part of town — bad things didn’t happen to girls like her, not in the suburbs. By 14, though, she had started experimenting with weed and alcohol. As a freshman at Hermitage High School, Kim moved onto bigger and better drugs. Forget her school colors of red and blue, she’d found white — in prescription opiate pills and powdery bleached cocaine.

OPINION: Does Betsy DeVos Have a Point About Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines?

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education would be reviewing campus sexual assault guidelines passed by the during the Obama Presidency. She stated, among other things, that “through intimidation and coercion, the failed system has clearly pushed schools to overreach…the sad reality is that Lady Justice is not blind on campuses today.” There was, of course, an immediate and expected uproar from the left.

Opinion: The Valentine’s Controversy History Series On Monuments Fails to Address Real Issues

“Rather than focusing just on Monument Avenue tonight, I’d like us to take a look at the landscape of the city,” said Bill Martin, Director of The Valentine Museum. “So, if you’re here to talk about the removal of the statues, you’re in the wrong place.” Martin, along with Richmond Magazine, Capital Region Collaborative, Kelli Lemon (Coffee With Strangers) and VCU professor John Accordino, made up a panel for an event Monday evening meant to highlight the connection between monuments and touris

Entrepreneurs and Inventors Showcase Talent at 4th Annual RVA Makerfest

Richmond proudly showcased its community of over 70 inventors and makers Saturday at the Science Museum of Virginia, in celebration of the Fourth Annual RVA Makerfest. Tables jammed with interactive demonstrations lined the train tracks of the science museum, which was once a train station. Blacksmiths, woodworkers, robotics teams, glassblowers, video game programmers, and sustainability trendsetters conversed with Richmonders of all ages, explaining the processes of their work.

Iridian Gallery’s J. Alan Cumbey Retrospective Brings New Life to Late Richmond Artist

I can almost see J. Alan Cumbey, sprawled next to his sister in his Willi Smith suit and his skinny tie, chain-smoking as his sister tells me about his life. He looks bemused, from the even line of his flat-top down to the tips of his pointy shoes. Cumbey was a prolific gay writer and artist in 1980s Richmond — better known for his wry writing style than for his jarring artwork.