Local News

Dec. 19, 2018: Virginia Delegates Rasoul, Guzman Launch “Green New Deal” Coalition with Economic, Environmental, Social Justice Groups

 

Nov. 27, 2018: The weather of Washington’s future: Hellish heat and high water, says Trump administration climate report

Nov. 26, 2018: Amazon will need even more energy for their new headquarters in Northern Virginia. Will they make it clean?
 

Nov. 16, 2018: Gov. Ralph Northam removes two air control board members (who had voiced concerns about the safety and location of a compressor station Northam's administration wants to build for the planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline) ahead of crucial vote on pipeline project

 

Nov. 2, 2018: Virginia State Corporation Commission endorses Dominion renewable energy projects, including offshore wind test turbines

Jul. 23, 2018: Environmental regulators cite Mountain Valley Pipeline again

May 15, 2018: Pipeline protestors take to the trees

Apr. 21, 2018: Perched on a platform high in a tree, a 61-year-old woman fights a gas pipeline

Nov. 8, 2017: Think Dominion Energy and fracked gas lost big in Virginia's election? Here's a breakdown.

Nov. 1, 2017: According to the DEQ, this summer was Virginia's "cleanest ground-level ozone season” in at least 20 years.

July 12, 2017: Sierra Club's Virginia chapter honors state legislators who have made important contributions to the fight against climate change in our state.

July 10, 2017: Dominion plans to build wind turbines off the coast of Virginia Beach.

National News

Nov. 26, 2018: How California’s Efforts to Prevent Wildfires Reflect a National Crisis on Climate Change

Nov. 23, 2018: Major Trump administration climate report says damage is ‘intensifying across the country’

Nov. 9, 2018: U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau

Nov. 7, 2018: The Climate Fight Will Only Intensify After the Midterms

Mar. 28, 2018: It’s the No. 1 Power Source, but Natural Gas Faces Headwinds

Nov. 8, 2017: Trump's nominee to lead to the White House Council on Environmental Quality doesn’t believe science should "dictate policy."

 

July 24, 2017: California and 9 Northeastern states (the RGGI) set an example for the country by using cap and trade programs to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030. If Virginia elects Northam in November, we might also join the RGGI.

July 13, 2017: Mothers and children stage "play-in" on Capitol Hill, for climate change awareness.

Global News

Oct. 7, 2018: Major climate report by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, warns of a climate crisis as soon as 2040, much earlier than previously anticipated.

Feb. 26, 2018: NASA releases time-lapse of the disappearing Arctic polar ice cap

Jul. 17, 2018: In India, summer heat may soon be literally unbearable

Nov. 14, 2017: 15,000 scientists write a "letter to humanity," warning that we must act soon to save the planet.

Nov. 8, 2017: Environmentalist Bill McKibbon on urgency and planning for the future of our climate: "Time is the one thing we don’t have. It’s the only problem we’ve ever had that came with a time limit. And if we don’t solve it soon, we don’t solve it."

July, 25, 2017: NASA's Operation Icebridge sends instruments collects data on Arctic melting this summer. It's not great news.

July 12, 2017: New study tells us how to save the planet by eating less meat, driving less, and having fewer kids.

June 10, 2017: New study shows incredible growth in solar energy jobs (in the U. S., solar job growth almost 17x faster than overall job growth): We don't have to choose between saving the earth and saving the environment.