Archives: ‘EcoNews’

Cora Kelly Students Learn About Water Monitoring From Volunteers

November 29th, 2011 | [From: EcoNews, Schools]

Forty fifth grade students, their teachers, and volunteers from the Alexandria Sanitation Authority and engineering consulting firm CH2M Hill participated in Water Monitoring Day™ at Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology earlier this month.

Sheen On Potomac Causes Concern Over Possible Oil Spill

November 22nd, 2011 | [From: EcoNews]

Alexandrians out for a walk on Friday, Nov. 18, became concerned about a sheen on the Potomac River near GenOn’s Potomac River Generating Station.

Obama Administration Proposes Historic Fuel Economy Standards To Reduce Dependence On Oil

November 17th, 2011 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

Next phase in national program for light-duty vehicles will save consumers thousands of dollars at the pump while saving billions of barrels of oil, curbing pollution, enabling long-term planning for automakers.

First National Census Of Land Trusts In Five Years: Big Gains In Voluntary Land Conservation Despite Recession

November 16th, 2011 | [From: EcoNews, Non-Profits]

The first census of land trusts in five years found 10 million new acres conserved nationwide since 2005, including a total of 1.1 million acres protected here in Virginia. Surprisingly, Virginia’s land protection showed a higher rate of growth during the last five years than the national average and Northern Virginia did even better than the Commonwealth did over that same period.

Five Year Oil And Gas Excludes Virginia

November 8th, 2011 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

Virginia political leaders today expressed concern over the five-year oil and gas leasing plan announced by the Obama Administration, which omits Virginia.

Study Finds Years Of Efforts Are Paying Off; We Must Finish The Job

November 7th, 2011 | [From: EcoNews]

Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement in response to a study by John Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science concluding that years of efforts to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay have boosted the Bay’s health:

CAAWP To Unveil Alternative Waterfront Plan

October 26th, 2011 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

Citizens for An Alternative Alexandria Waterfront Plan today announced that they will be releasing their Interim Waterfront Report on Sunday, Oct. 30, at a reception in Old Town Alexandria

U.S. Senate Committee Passes Major Education Reform Bill Supporting Environmental Education

October 21st, 2011 | [From: EcoNews, Schools]

In a historic move the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee chaired by Senator Tom Harkin has, for the first time, included environmental education literacy as part of a major reform of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Alexandria Sanitation Authority Expansion Design Approved By Alexandria City Council

October 17th, 2011 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

The Alexandria Sanitation Authority’s planned expansion took another step closer to reality when the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the design at its Oct. 15, meeting.

Federal Judge Grants CBF Motion To Intervene In Bay Pollution Diet Lawsuit

October 14th, 2011 | [From: EcoNews]

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Litigation Jon Mueller issued this statement following the decision by Federal Court Judge Sylvia Rambo to allow CBF and its partners, along with municipal waste and water associations, to intervene in the Bay pollution diet (Total Maximum Daily Load or TMDL) lawsuit.