A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
DOINews: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick proposes Co-Location of State Climatologist at NE CSC
Governor Patrick recently proposed a plan for the Energy and Environmental Affairs office to partner with UMass Amherst's Northeast Climate Science Center in appointing a state climatologist to help state agencies and municipalities better understand climate impacts. It was announced alongside news of $50 million in new climate initiatives for the state of Massachusetts, however, the plan remains subject to the legislative approval of funding for transportation vulnerability assessments and public health initiatives. To view the state's press release, please visit here.