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News Release | Environment Virginia

Over 60 attend Alexandria Town Hall Meeting on Climate

On March 13, over sixty activists and concerned citizens attended a Climate Legacy Town Hall meeting in Old Town Alexandria sponsored by Environment Virginia and the Sierra Club.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

New Draft Report: Global Warming Affecting Virginia in Big Ways

The new draft National Climate Assessment report was released on Friday, January 11. The draft report incorporates input from more than 240 experts from around the country, and from federal agencies including the Department of Energy and NASA and details what many Virginians already know: global warming is very real and threatens the commonwealth.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

New Pollution Standards Will Save Lives

Environment Virginia applauds the Obama administration for strengthening air quality standards for particulate matter or "soot" pollution.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Could be First in the Nation for Offshore Wind

Response to Obama administration announcement of competitive lease sales for wind energy development in areas off the coasts of Virginia, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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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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