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Nearly 80% Of Americans Support Warner Effort To Pass Park Maintenance Backlog Bill

November 29, 2018

A recent national poll released by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows the vast majority of Americans believe Congress should pass bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) to address the $12 billion maintenance backlog at the National Park Service.

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Home Of The Future Takes First Place At International Competition

November 28, 2018

The lone American team earned a first-place victory over 14 other selected teams and more than 60 total entrants of the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East, a competition launched by the United States Department of Energy and the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai Electricity & Water Authority.

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Strawberry Run And Taylor Run Stream Restoration Project Meeting

November 27, 2018

The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services, Stormwater Management Division and the Department of Project Implementation will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m.

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The Edible Oasis: Permaculture Ideas For Small Urban Yards

November 27, 2018

Why is gardening so much work? Learn to grow vegetables, fruits, nuts, and herbs to produce food now and for many years to come, while reducing your annual labor and capital investments.

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Beyer Statement On National Climate Assessment

November 27, 2018

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA, District 8) issued the following statement yesterday on the National Climate Assessment, after the Trump Administration’s release of that document over a holiday weekend:

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U.S. Global Change Research Program Releases Fourth National Climate Assessment

November 26, 2018

A new federal report finds that climate change is affecting the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, and human health and welfare across the United States and its territories. Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment was released Nov. 23 by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

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Déjà Vu: Trump Nominates Fossil Fuel-Loving Anti-Environmentalist To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

November 19, 2018

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA, District 8) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement that he would nominate Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to the position of Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency:

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Tree Planting Scheduled In Ben Brenman Park

November 16, 2018

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities has partnered with volunteers from Tree Stewards to plant 55 trees around Ben Brenman Park on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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Virginia Enters Agreement To Regulate Coal Combustion Residuals At Chesapeake Energy Center

November 14, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has reached an agreement with Dominion Energy to ensure that coal combustion residuals (or “coal ash”) at a major dump site in Chesapeake will not threaten water quality or public health.

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City Of Alexandria Celebrates The Reopening And Restocking Of Lake Cook

November 14, 2018

Join the City of Alexandria in celebrating the newly renovated Lake Cook at 4001 Eisenhower Avenue on Friday, Nov. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will be restocking Lake Cook for the first time since the lake was closed for work in 2017, and City staff will be on hand to talk about the improvements and distribute eco-friendly literature and giveaways.

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