Virginia

No Fracking Way: Protecting Our Public Lands, Wild Places and Wildlife

Great Outdoors America Week is September 19 -22 this year, but every day is an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of our public lands, wild places and wildlife. George Washington …

VermontIrene

Climate Change and Hurricanes: Not Just a Concern for Coastal Communities

The 2011 hurricane season may well be remembered most for flooding along the eastern seaboard, especially from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The impacts were felt in places that …

Flooded commuter parking lot in Reston, VA (September 2011 by Flickr's Courtlyn McHale)

Global Warming Hits Home for NWF Climate Scientist

As I stood in a torrential downpour waiting for my son’s bus to arrive, I couldn’t help but think how this was yet another sign of climate change hitting home.  …

Celebrating National Endangered Species Day in Your Own Backyard

National Endangered Species Day is Friday, May 20th.  The day probably makes most people immediately think of pandas, polar bears, and gorillas or other charismatic mega fauna.  And, of course, …

Coal-fired power plant on Potomac River in Alexandria, VA (by NWF's Miles Grant)

Government Shutdown = Polluter Holiday?

As the budget battle continues, little attention is being paid to what a federal government shutdown might mean for safety of our air, water and land if government employees are forced home.

The Green Economy Takes All Kinds (Even Business Majors)

I almost missed it in a week of big news and early baseball, but this op-ed from Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch brings up a few good points about America’s growing green …

Virginia’s Cold Water Streams Dealt a Major Blow

Virginia’s treasured cold water streams and associated fisheries and wildlife have just been dealt a major blow while the coal lobby won a huge victory in the General Assembly with …

Valerie the "o" in Monument Valley

Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Former DNC Chair McAuliffe Drives Home ‘No One Size Fits All’ Message

Within minutes of the kickoff of the Greenforce Summit in Culpeper, VA, today, Julian Keniry, NWF’s senior director for Campus and Community Leadership, mentioned arguably the most job-oriented icon of …

Offshore wind - part of our clean energy future

Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Job Figures Show Training Needs

I’m blogging live from the Virginia Greenforce Learning and Action Summit at Germanna Community College‘s Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, VA, and boy, are my fingers tired. This event, convened …

Solar panel installation

A Show of Greenforce for Virginia’s Economy

Three weeks ago, President Obama issued a call to, well, rockets in his State of the Union address, invoking the pre- and early-NASA space race as a model of national …

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