Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Online factsheet details recent extreme weather in Virginia

As Virginia recovers from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Environment Virginia released a new online factsheet that shows the extent of recent heavy downpours, extreme temperatures, and wildfires.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

New Report: Extreme Downpours and Snowstorms Up 33 Percent in Virginia

Ten months after torrential rains led to record flooding that devastated parts of Northern Virginia, a new Environment Virginia report confirms that extreme rainstorms and snowstorms are happening 33 percent more frequently in Virginia since 1948. 

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Report | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

When it Rains, it Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Extreme downpours are now happening 30 percent more often nationwide than in 1948. In other words, large rain or snowstorms that happened once every 12 months, on average, in the middle of the 20th century now happen every 9 months.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Shenandoah National Park threatened by logging, road-building

Charlottesville, Virginia— Environment Virginia released a new report today revealing that pristine areas near and within Shenandoah National Park could be at risk of logging and road-building if bills moving through the House of Representatives are signed into law.

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Report | Environment Virginia

Trashing our Treasures

National parks, forests, and public lands, like Shenandoah National Park and wildnerness area, are essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems, safeguarding our waterways, cleaning up the air we breathe, protecting wildlife habitat, and providing opportunities for Americans to connect with the outdoors. Recreation and tourism on public lands also contributes to a $646 billion outdoor industry economy that supports 6.1 million jobs.

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