Archives: ‘EcoNews’

2,900-Mile East Coast Greenway Includes Alexandria

October 10th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

A group of more than 40 bicycle riders rode to Alexandria on Oct. 9-10, to raise awareness of and funding for the East Coast Greenway, a 2,900-mile trail that will extend from Maine to Florida. The Mount Vernon Trail section through Alexandria is one of the most popular parts of the Greenway.

New Study Shows Strong Carbon Limits Would Save Lives In Virginia

October 3rd, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Health & Fitness]

Strong limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants would improve air quality and prevent an estimated 120 premature deaths in Virginia every year, as well as provide other significant benefits to human health, according to a new, independent report released today from Harvard, Syracuse, and Boston Universities.

Governor McAuliffe Announces New Specialty Crop Grants For Virginia

October 2nd, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced funding for sixteen agriculture-related projects aimed at promoting and enhancing the competitiveness of Virginia’s specialty crops and creating more economic opportunities.

Home Composting With Leaf Litter

October 2nd, 2014 | [From: Announcements, EcoNews]

VCE Master Gardeners of Arlington/Alexandria will present a program on Home Composting With Leaf Litter on Tuesday, October 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington.

Rowers Put Down Their Oars To Clean Up The Shore

September 25th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

Alexandria Crew Boosters participated in the annual Waterfront Clean-Up Day at Oronoco Bay Park on Saturday, Sept. 20.

New report: Virginia’s Power Plants Major Global Warming Polluters

September 19th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows Virginia’s coal-fired power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire nation of Croatia.

Chesapeake Bay And Other Waterways Key To Summer Fun

September 11th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

More than 48 national and state parks in Virginia feature waterways like the James River and Chesapeake Bay, according to Environment Virginia’s new Summer Fun Index. The new fact sheet comes as summer draws to close, and as officials consider a new rule to restore protections for over 28,000 miles of the state’s rivers and streams.

Congress To Block Protections For Over 28,000 Miles Of Virginia’s Streams

September 10th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

28,000 stream miles across the state could remain vulnerable to development and pollution, under a bill expected to win approval today by the U.S. House of Representatives. The waters flow into the Chesapeake Bay and help provide drinking water for over 2 million Virginians.

Governor McAuliffe Affirms Virginia’s Commitment To River, Chesapeake Bay Public Access

August 25th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe joined officials on Aug. 25, 2014 from the National Park Service and the Chesapeake Conservancy, as well as local and state partners, on the banks of the Potomac River at Caledon State Park in King George County to affirm Virginia’s commitment to increasing public access to rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.

Governor McAuliffe And State Leaders Tout New Agricultural Resource Management Plan

August 25th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined Virginia agricultural and conservation leaders in endorsing and promoting the state’s new agricultural Resource Management Plan program.