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How to minimize the negative impacts of your business to the environment

It’s undeniable that profitability is the common goal amongst many businesses. Nonetheless, while making a profit, there is one more thing that a business should strive for – being environment-friendly.


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Green Hollywood: Movie stars leading environmental effort

A new wave of green celebrities is using star power to help convince millions of fans around the world to live greener lifestyles.


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Obama environmental legacy: Benefit to Americans, planet for years to come?

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” This proverb may well have guided President Obama.


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What will President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy look like?

Barack Obama has not only walked the green walk, but will go down in history as one of the greatest environmental presidents of all time.


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Environmental speaker at two local events this week

Thomas Linzey, the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, will speak at two local events on Sunday and Monday.


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Locals, environmental groups raise concerns over fracking standards

Local residents and community activists joined environmental and social justice groups to call for a comprehensive study and review of state fracking standards.


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Are we heading for a coal-free power future in the U.S.?

Far from just an environmental pipedream, the coal industry in the U.S. and around the world is in the midst of a major downswing.


Why is underwater noise pollution such a big deal?

For us land-dwellers, underwater noise rarely reaches our ears. However, marine organisms can be very sensitive to undersea sounds.


Have any wildlife species gone extinct already as a result of global warming?

Global warming is definitely already taking its toll on wildlife around the world. Rising temperatures are changing weather from pole to pole.


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Washington tells us our electric bills will rise

The Supreme Court issued a stay on the president’s Clean Power Plan earlier this year. The EPA insists that states should keep moving forward.


Dave Matthews Band leading music industry on efforts to reduce environmental impact

The Dave Matthews Band has taken significant steps to neutralize its environmental impact via its Bama Green Project, which educates fans around the world about paths toward sustainability.


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EMU’s low nitrogen footprint enhancing sustainability efforts

EMU was among the first schools involved in groundbreaking work that is raising awareness about institutional nitrogen footprints.


Homecoming: The reintroduction of Virginia elk

The prospect of elk roaming the mountains of Virginia like they did hundreds of years ago is fascinating.


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Cars, not livestock, greater contributors to greenhouse gas emissions

A recently published white paper sheds new light on the role of livestock production in greenhouse gas emissions.


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Why does Donald Trump think we should renegotiate Paris climate agreement?

In a May 2016 interview with Reuters, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump dropped a bombshell on environmentalists.


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James River Leadership Academy celebrates first class of river stewards

The James River Association will celebrate the inaugural class of the James River Leadership Academy at the Leadership Launch.


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Can better environmental management stem the Zika virus tide?

Zika virus, first discovered in Uganda’s Zika Forest in 1947, is transmitted to humans and other mammals through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.


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Catching the Sun screening at Court Square Theater

A free screening of Catching the Sun is being offered on May 22 at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg.


Earth Talk: Best deals on plug-in hyrbids

With each new model year, automakers continue to expand their offerings of affordable and fun plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles.


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Jacob Lam: Seeing

I went for a walk today. It was not a long walk in distance, but the lengths my mind traveled during that time were considerable.


Environmental documentaries to binge-watch on Netflix?

An Inconvenient Truth, now a decade old, is hardly the last word in green documentaries anymore.


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Dominion awards $1 million in environmental grants

Dominion Resources is awarding $1 million in environmental grants through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Foundation.


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Legit green certifications, or greenwashing?

More products today advertise their green credentials, with many displaying third-party certifications on their labels.


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No sidelines in fight against climate change

The first Earth Day was intended to be a college campus teach-in. It soon spread to every community and city across the United States.


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Earth Day and human liberty

The first nationally recognized Earth Day was celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970.


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.