Environmental News Roundup – Apr. 15, 2015

World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Placed Under 24-Hour Armed Guard In Kenya After the decimation of his species by poachers, Sudan the rhino finds himself in a extremely precarious position: He is the last male northern white rhinoceros on the … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Apr. 8, 2015

ADM Announces Plan to Fight Deforestation Archer Daniels Midland, one of the world’s largest commodities suppliers, has joined the growing number of major agriculture and food companies promising to take steps to conserve forests that are threatened by the global … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Apr. 1, 2015

New U.S. Climate Target Is Achievable and Sends an Important Signal to the World The U.S. formally proposed that it would cut its emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. This emissions reduction target shows a commitment … Continue reading

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