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.

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. 

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.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Electric Vehicles are Ready to Roll in Virginia

With the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce oil dependence in Virginia by 3,993,864 gallons per year, according to a new report released today by Environment Virginia. 

News Release | Environment Virginia

Local Food Provisions Included in Senate Farm Bill

On June 21, backed by Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Jim Webb, the U.S. Senate adopted its version of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act (S. 3240), better known as the Farm Bill, including several provisions supported by Environment Virginia that will give local, clean farms a boost.