Environmental News Roundup – Mar. 25, 2015

Virginia gets country’s first wind energy research lease in federal waters Virginia is the first state in the country to secure a wind energy research lease to build and operate turbines in federal waters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday. The agreement with … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Mar. 18, 2015

The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse. Humans may remember 2014 as the year that we first learned that we may have irreversibly destabilized the great ice sheet of West Antarctica, and thus set in motion more than … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Mar. 4, 2015

Baby Tortoises Born On Galapagos Island For First Time In A Century For the first time in more than one hundred years, researchers have found newborn baby tortoises on the tiny Galapagos island of Pinzón. It’s a major win for a population … Continue reading

Virginia’s Potential Plastic Bag Bill

The Virginia General Assembly is in session and debating the outcome of SB1103: a bill that would allow any locality to prohibit the distribution, sale, or offering of disposable plastic bags to consumers. SB1103 aims to prohibit single use plastic grocery … Continue reading

Dear Future President…

Here is a list of things Environmentalist all over the United States of America would like to see CHANGE within the next four years: Get rid of energy plants that pollute our air and waterways. Our nation needs to understand … Continue reading

Coal-Fired Power Plant is shut down permanently after 63 years.

As many of you may have already heard, on October 1, 2012, the GenOn Potomac River Generating Station (PRGS) located in Alexandria, VA closed down after 63 years of providing energy for the DC metro area. The reason for the … Continue reading

Going Green Across The Country

This is the first what will hopefully be a semi regular feature – a blog post from Clean Fairfax Friend, Zoey. Introduction Over my spring break, I traveled to The Big Island of Hawaii. On the trip to and while … Continue reading