Ned Oliver
May 22, 2023 - News

Richmond's utility's gas leaks have gotten worse

Illustration of a pipe opened up with cash spewing out

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

The city's aging gas utility is leaking more and more methane into the atmosphere.

What's happening: January of 2022 was the utility's worst month for leaks yet, writes the Times-Dispatch's Luca Powell.

Richmond's allergy season is getting longer

Climate Central

Allergy season in Richmond increased by nearly a month on average between 1970 and 2021, per an analysis from Climate Central, a nonprofit climate news organization.

  • That's based on the number of days between the last freeze each spring and the first freeze each fall — essentially, the annual window during which seasonal allergy sufferers are most likely to rely on their antihistamine of choice to get by each day.

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