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Virginia’s Community Colleges are going green

12/16/2011 // By Kristy Jones

The Virginia Community College System hosted its annual Hire Education conference, Extreme Innovation – Workforce Edition, last week at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. More than 400 workforce development faculty and other professionals gathered to network and share best practices of […] Read more >

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Will House GOP Leadership Put Big Oil Donors Ahead of Economic Recovery?

12/12/2011 // By Miles Grant

At a time when our members of Congress should be working to find common ground on legislation to help America’s struggling economy, House Republican leadership is instead taking the payroll tax cut bill hostage, demanding a huge new giveaway for […] Read more >

Oil spill cleanup worker in Commerce City, CO (NWF photo)

Crews Report Progress in Stopping Spill at Colorado Tar Sands Refinery

12/5/2011 // By Miles Grant

While they’re still working to pinpoint the source, workers have made progress in keeping an oil spill north of Denverfrom getting any worse: Federal officials say a trench dug to block toxic chemicals from seeping from a refinery into a […] Read more >

Oil spill cleanup worker in Commerce City, CO (NWF photo)

As Colorado Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts Continue, Cancer-Causing Benzene Found

12/1/2011 // By Miles Grant

We’re learning more about an oily substance found in the Sand Creek north of Denver, CO. Investigators say it may have leaked from an underground pipeline: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean-up coordinators today said the black goo leaking from the […] Read more >

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Possible Tar Sands Spill Fouls Colorado Creek, Threatens Wildlife and Drinking Water

11/30/2011 // By Miles Grant

Authorities are investigating an oily muck found in a creek north of Denver near the Suncor Energy tar sands refinery in Commerce City: Environmental Protection Agency officials say small dams erected on a bank overnight appear to be containing an oily […] Read more >

NWF Campus Ecology Staff Tour New Green Building at Germanna Community College

11/21/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology staff, Jen Fournelle and Kristy Jones, toured Germanna Community College’s new green academic facility, still under construction, in early November. The new building located at Germanna’s Fredericksburg campus is scheduled for completion in March 2012; […] Read more >

Michigan Students Say… “Yes We Can…Stop the Pipeline!”

11/8/2011 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

Over 30 Michigan students from across the state jumped at the chance to go to the Keystone XL Pipeline rally and action at the White House this past weekend, November 6th. Since the Kalamazoo Oil Spill last summer, students and […] Read more >

Join NWF for Tar Sands Rally in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, November 6th

10/28/2011 // By Kristy Jones

On November 6th, thousands of people will encircle the White House to send a peaceful and lawful message urging the President to reject the Keystone XL pipeline–which would bring nearly one million barrels per day of dirty tar sands oil […] Read more >

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Going to the Mattresses with the Texas Drought

9/6/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

After almost 70 days of 100 degree temperatures in North Texas (we still have a chance throughout September to reach those high marks yet again) it’s time for me and the family to go to the mattresses!  Texas drought you better […] Read more >

Virginia’s largest solar energy system to be installed at Washington and Lee University

9/2/2011 // By Kristy Jones

Washington and Lee University has signed an agreement with Secure Futures L.L.C., a solar-energy developer based in Staunton, Virginia, to install two solar photovoltaic arrays, totaling approximately 450 kilowatts. The first solar array, with a capacity of 120 kilowatts, will […] Read more >