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News Release | Environment Virginia

New Report Shows Wind Energy in Virginia Could Prevent Global Warming Pollution of 14,000 Cars on the Road

New Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center report released at press conferences in Virginia Beach and Ronoake, Va today on the environmental and public health benefits of wind power.

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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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