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County staff proposes 2050 ‘net zero’ climate goal

Related Articles: Albemarle reaffirms support for local policies to address climate change County officials guide planning priorities Charlottesville, Albemarle students rally in support of sustainable climate policy To reduce risks of widespread flooding, hunger and other climate-related disasters, carbon dioxide emissions have to be reduced to pre-industrial levels by 2050, according to the landmark report […]

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Charlottesville biotech firms rising to meet Zika challenges

Several biotechnology companies in the Charlottesville area are working to combat the Zika virus. The CvilleBioHub, a new biotech networking organization, recently hosted a forum on Zika research at Indoor Biotechnologies. Three scientist-entrepreneurs gave presentations on their work to an audience of about 40, most of whom were affiliated with the biotech industry. Zika can […]

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Review of Fed Up: A Body Positive Intern’s Perspective on the Documentary

You may have heard that Katie Couric, successful news anchor and former Wahoo, will be coming this November to talk about Fed Up, her star-studded documentary about obesity in America, which will be screened at the Virginia Film Festival this year. As an intern in the Body Positive program of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s […]

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Historic Garden Week Tours April 26-28

81st Historic Garden Week tours to feature history and heritage of the Southern Albemarle Region Residents and visitors alike can experience the spirit of early 19th century Virginia on Sunday, April 27 and Monday, April 28.  The Albemarle-Charlottesville Historic Garden Week tour, one of thirty-one tours held statewide during Historic Garden Week, features two private […]

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Forest Lakes residents continue to lobby against Hollymead expansion

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors is expected to decide today whether to include two expansions of the county’s designated growth area in the Places29 Master Plan, which comes up for a final vote next month. “We’re hoping to get that direction so we can proceed and get this [plan] finalized for them to act […]