Tag: environment

What’s up with all barren interstate medians?

The idea of beautifying highway medians with plantings goes back five decades to Lady Bird Johnson.


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Environmental Excellence Award winners named

The winners of the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards were named at the Environment Virginia Symposium.


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New challenge to Atlantic Coast Pipeline, fracked gas power plant

A new challenge from conservation groups to a gas power plant presents another potential roadblock for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


Earth First! and radical environmentalism

Car bomb injuries, prison terms, and death were among the perils protestors with the Earth First! (EF!) movement faced throughout the 1990s.


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Warner, Kaine join amicus brief backing Obama Clean Power Plan

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in filing an amicus brief in support of the Obama administration’s historic Clean Power Plan.


Researchers seek ways to extract rare earth minerals from coal

Virginia Tech researchers are working with partners in a $1 million pilot project to recover rare earth elements from coal.


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Volunteers gearing up for spring Stewardship Virginia campaign

Stewardship Virginia, a campaign to encourage work that improves Virginia’s natural resources, continues with events across the state.


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Environmental component to rise in peanut allergies?

Peanut allergies among children in the United States has more than tripled, from 0.4 percent in 1997 to 1.4 percent in 2010.


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Report reveals influence of ALEC on Virginia climate policy

The Sierra Club Virginia chapter and the Center for Media and Democracy released American Legislative Exchange Council Exposed.


Hands on: Fishburne students plant trees, learn about environment

It’s one thing to learn about the environment in a classroom. Fishburne Military School students had the chance this week to learn and impact the local environment in the field.


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Weather disasters impact how much of Virginia?

Ninety-one percent of Virginians live in cities or counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including a tornado that touched down in Waverly.


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EPA data highlights Virginia polluters

Toxic chemical emissions from Virginia’s largest polluters are on the rise, according to the latest data out from the EPA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).


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Faith voices pray for climate action at Virginia State Capitol

Several local religious communities have come together to launch a weekly prayer vigil at the Virginia State Capitol to call for climate leadership and action.


Earth Talk: Can big game hunting can actually be good for wildlife?

Globe-trotting big game hunters imported more than 1.26 million “trophies”—the part of the animal they keep for display—to the U.S. between 2005 and 2014.


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McAuliffe vetoes legislation blocking Clean Power Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed Senate Bill 21, which would bar the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality from submitting a Virginia-specific plan to comply with the federal Clean Power Plan.


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Earth Talk: Which non-stick cookware is the healthiest?

Non-stick cookware cleans very easily and some health-conscious cooks appreciate that it requires less cooking oil than uncoated varieties.


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It’s not just Flint where kids are in danger

Pollution, contamination, and toxic chemicals that harm children’s health aren’t confined to Flint. America’s children are being exposed to a host of toxic chemical hazards.


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What are the health, environmental risks of using a 3D printer?

As with most inventions, the thrill of the new has led to mass excitement surrounding 3D printing. The booming industry is expected to grow.


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Senate committee advances House bill blocking Clean Power Plan

A Senate committee voted to advance HB 2, which would require that the General Assembly sign off on Virginia’s plan to comply with Clean Power Plan requirements.


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Earth Talk: Are GMOs really so bad for us and the environment?

Unless you only buy foods that are certified organic or marked as “GMO-free,” odds are that a great deal of the food you eat contains GMOs.


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Is it true that Apple gets around U.S. labor standards and laws by outsourcing production to China?

Apple isn’t the only tech giant outsourcing much of its production to Chinese manufacturers nowadays.


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Senate votes to block Clean Power Plan

The Senate passed SB 21, which would require that the General Assembly sign off on Virginia’s plan to comply with Clean Power Plan requirements.


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Monsanto’s Roundup kills, damages more than weeds

Protests against Monsanto’s Roundup, with its poisonous, weed-killing glyphosate, have spread around the globe.


Earth Talk: Why is the Arctic such a crucial area to focus on in efforts to stem global warming?

The image of a polar bear standing on a shrinking iceberg has become one of the most iconic symbols of global warming, yet few of us realize just how important the Arctic’s ice is.


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Earth Talk: What is being done to save elephants around the world?

In just one decade between 1979 and 1989, half of all Africa’s elephants were lost to the ivory trade.