Environmental groups want Virginia to take an aggressive approach to wind-powered energy. David Carr of the Charlottesville office of the Southern Environmental Law Center says Maryland and the New England states are trying to gain a competitive advantage. Carr’s organization and groups such as Environment Virginia want to make sure elected leaders here don’t drop the ball.
General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.
The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.