D.C.-area hotel wins LEED Gold

Green Traveler Guides

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Arlington District of Columbia North America United States Virginia Green Travel News LEED Marriott Renaissance Arlington Capital View Reuters Washington DCGreen Building Council. The property, which opened in March 2011, is managed by Marriott International and was designed to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.

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At least it wasn't the Antonin Scalia School of Holistic Medicine

Environmental Economics

The new name for the institution in Arlington, Va., Too good to pass up : It must have seemed a straightforward way to honor a U.S. Supreme Court justice who was famous for, among other things, prizing straightforwardness. But then people began to titter about the unintended acronym of the Antonin Scalia School of Law — and now George Mason University has tweaked the name. will be the Antonin Scalia Law School, says law school dean Henry N.

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How to give a community a soul

Green (Living) Review

because they lived in the “soulless suburb” of Arlington, Va. Contra some of the angry Arlington defenders on my Twitter feed, this point is not about hating the D.C. Georgetown, right across the Potomac River from Arlington, is a good example. Capitol Hill, where Gillibrand moved from Arlington, is another such neighborhood, as is my personal favorite , Mount Pleasant. I was amused to hear that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

They forgot 'The' but we'll forgive

Environmental Economics

They are (alphabetically): •  Colby College. •  Colorado State University. •  Humboldt State University. •  Ohio State University. •  Purdue University. •  Rochester Institute of Technology. •  University of California, Davis. •  University of Texas at Arlington.

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Ashhole update

Environmental Economics

Several dead or dying ash trees dot lawns along Canterbury Road, but only one has drawn the attention of Upper Arlington city arborists. I wonder if any NC State economists think this one is exaggerated ? Last week, Jim Lekoy and Scott Conover pointed to a dead limb in one backyard that hangs over a set of power lines. The city has ordered the homeowner to remove the tree before the limb snaps and falls on the lines. They want to take it down in September,” Lekoy said. “We’re

Daily Demand and Supply: $70 is pretty steep for most grown-ups

Environmental Economics

Tuesday night, with gaping open spaces in the upper-level student section, Rupp Arena saw its lowest attendance figure of the John Calipari era when an announced crowd of 20,305 watched the fourth-ranked Cats whip up on Texas-Arlington. Price and other factors affecting demand: ?

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I'm sure it's because one of the authors of Env-Econ is at The OSU

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Seems amazing to me OSU is on this list, but as they say “we’ll take it”.    Just curious: does anyone know who submitted the info that got OSU on the list? More info at: [link]. Note there is an opportunity for us to get into the “Final 8” and the “Final 4”  with an aggressive marketing effort in the next week or so.

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New Study Finds High Levels of Arsenic in Groundwater Near Fracking Sites

Celsias

A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’ Barnett Shale. While the findings are far from conclusive, the study provides further evidence tying fracking to arsenic contamination. An internal Environmental Protection Agency PowerPoint presentation recently obtained by the Los Angeles Times warned that wells near Dimock, Pa.,

Nature Photo of the Week: Fantastic Fall Foliage

Conservancy Talk

The leaves are starting to fall more quickly here at The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia — so today’s Nature Photo of the Week is a reminder to get outside one more time and soak in fall’s vibrant colors.

Kyocera begins shipping solar modules to Arizona solar energy project

EcoFriend

Sonia Renthlei: Japanese multinational company, Kyocera, has begun shipping solar panels for the 127MW Arlington Valley Solar energy II power project. The Arlington solar energy project, located in Maricopa County, sits on an area of 1,160 acres and will supplement the energy needs of residents and businesses alike. The Arlington II project is being established by LS Power which had earlier received funding to construct the $550 million plant.

Green Life After Death

Environmental News Network

Arlington Cemetery via Shutterstock. “Everything dies baby that’s a fact, but maybe everything that dies someday comes back”. Bruce Springsteen (Atlantic City). Western burial traditions have been known to not be the most eco-friendly. Practices like burying coffins in concrete vaults interrupt the natural process of decomposition and embalming bodies in formaldehyde introduces hazardous toxins to the environment.

Urban Wild: Flying Squirrels of the Beltway

Nature Conservancy - Science

capital, tucked away in a small nature reserve in Arlington, Virginia. Longbranch occupies 17 acres in Arlington, a city that consists of only two percent natural lands. A few winters ago, I was in Arlington to interview for my current job. Photo: Ken Thomas under a Creative Commons license. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. One of North America’s most unusual wildlife watching destination is located just a short distance from the U.S.

The Texas Rangers are getting AMAZING vegan options in their stadium

Eccorazzi

Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas has announced some new concession stand menus, and it’s making me question my allegiance to the Washington Nationals. The only way make enjoy a baseball game is to physically get me to a stadium. It’s just not the same from home, is it? Luckily for vegan Texas Rangers fans, trips to go catch a game are about to get way more delicious.

Earth Force and GM Recognize Teachers for Environmental Education

Green (Living) Review

Teddy Dillingham of Arlington, Texas – Dillingham is a naturalist and educator at the River Legacy Nature and Science Center. She is also the River Legacy's coordinator in the implementation of a new GREEN program for Arlington Independent School District's seventh graders.

Read to Dogs Program Helps Children Learn to Read

Eccorazzi

“The benefit of the dogs is they’re truly a nonjudgmental audience,&# Julie Karell, librarian organizer of the Paws to Read bi-monthly program at Arlington Central Library, told the Washington Examiner , “They’re loving and accepting. If I make a mistake, there’s no one around me to laugh,&# said Linda , one of the students learning to read with her furry friends at the Arlington Central Library, of the program.

Hop Into Action Guides Educators Through Environmental Instruction For Young Learners

Green (Living) Review

ARLINGTON, VA, December 14, 2010: In the midst of a global amphibian extinction crisis, it is more important than ever for classroom teachers, home school educators, naturalists, and camp leaders to incorporate effective environmental education into their K–4 agenda. The Arlington, Virginia–based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

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IGES Art Competition for Grades 2-4

Celsias

The World's a Place of Living Things" is the 17th annual art contest held by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Arlington, VA. The world's a place of living things, From bees to frogs to birds with wings. Some live in cold places, some swim in reefs, And don't forget some have many a leaf! The world's a place of living things, With dots and stripes and lots of rings. With all this variety we'd like to remind. Every species is one of a kind.

Barnyard supermodels may put you off meat!

Green Prophet

Horan continues with his animal photography at the New Moon Farm Goat Rescue in Arlington, Washington, using a portable studio and with specially trained assistants. A stunning series of portraits by American photographer Kevin Horan casts barnyard regulars into supermodels, resulting in anthropomorphic images that capture the personalities of these oft-overlooked animals. I showed them to a Jordanian photographer friend – he says he’ll never eat goat tagine again.

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Help Us Make Cool Green Science Cooler

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606 (“Sponsor”). Results: To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Lisa Feldkamp, c/o The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203. Working from Jackson Pierre’s boat and assisted by his son Baldwen, Jordan Mitchell pilots a quad copter drone over a Red Mangrove forest.

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PETA CALLS FOR UK BAN ON EXOTIC PETS AFTER WORLD'S LARGEST RAID ON ANIMAL DEALER

Green (Living) Review

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5 Questions with The Nature Conservancy’s Mark Tercek

Conservancy Talk

Tercek; President and Chief Executive Officer of The Nature Conservancy, photographed at the Conservancy’s Worldwide headquarters in Arlington, Virginia ©Dave Lauridsen It wasn’t until much later—as a parent and businessperson—that I started to focus hard on environmental issues. Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit.

Living Shorelines: The Space Where Engineering Meets Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

CH2M also recently helped the Conservancy protect the Gulf of Mexico coastline by designing and installing precast oyster castle reef units in Arlington Cove. Similar to Arlington Cove, a project can be designed with volunteers in mind. To create a shoreline that reduces erosion while providing habitat for everything from shorebirds to horseshoe crabs, sometimes nature could use a helping hand. Enter engineers and conservationists.

Dominion, Dump ALEC! Sierra Club Virginia Leads Rally for Climate and Democracy

Sierra Club Compass

On a sunny, hot September afternoon, 80 protesters turned out alongside a busy highway at the Arlington, Virginia headquarters of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Oceana volunteer Priscilla Lin and Sierra Club Virginia Chapter director Glen Besa in front of ALEC headquarters. They were demanding that Dominion Resources, Inc. withdraw from ALEC, the right-wing legislation factory behind stand-your-ground laws, attacks on voting rights, and anti-climate laws.

Nature and People: How Can the US Federal Government Put Them Together?

Nature Conservancy - Science

TNC staff work together with CH2M HILL partners to build five oyster reef structures at Arlington Cove in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Law Enforcement Ranger talking with visitors viewing wildlife in Hayden Valley. Photo © Jim Peaco/NPS on Flickr. By Lydia Olander, Ecosystem Services Program Director at the Nicholas Institute and Heather Tallis, lead scientist.

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Open Season on Bald Eagles

10,000 Birds

Fairfax Drive MS 2042-PPM Arlington, VA 22203 As always, thank you for caring and thank you for acting. Bald Eagle image is by Francois Portmann and is used with permission You know, I’ve been thinking about this whole dustup over hunting cranes in Tennessee and now Kentucky. And my thinking has come around 180 degrees from where it was. I get it now, I really do. I think it’s time to hunt Sandhill Cranes. And while we’re at it, I think it’s time to open a limited season on Bald Eagles.

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Bringing Nature into the Engineer’s Toolbox

Nature Conservancy - Science

TNC staff work together with CH2M HILL partners to build five oyster reef structures at Arlington Cove in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Restored tidal marsh in the Conservancy’s Port Susan Bay Preserve in Washington protects farmlands from floods. Photo: Jennifer Molnar/TNC. By Jen Molnar, lead scientist, The Nature Conservancy. Mention engineering to a typical conservationist, and thoughts turn to concrete. And lots of it. Certain images come to mind: Big dams. Levees that strait-jacket rivers.

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Disrupting Bacterial “Communication”: A New Idea for Sustainable Agriculture

Nature Conservancy - Science

While walking through the National Science Foundation lobby in Arlington, Virginia the other day, I happened to notice a poster that described an attempt to do exactly that as a sustainable agriculture strategy. Bacterial lesions on wheat. Photo: Flickr user CIMMYT under a Creative Commons license. By Jon Fisher, spatial scientist.

Conservation Solutions Can Improve Water Quality For Millions of Britons

Green (Living) Review

New scientific findings indicate that Bristol and Glasgow could achieve a ten percent reduction in sediment from its water supply by investing in watershed conservation Arlington, VA — Britain’s water quality is under unprecedented pressure from high nutrient and sediment levels due to increasing populations, climate change and environmental degradation.

Navy Installations Getting Greener

Green (Living) Review

Low-Impact Development Leads to Cleaner Environment, Improved Water Quality ARLINGTON, VA, January 2010 – Step onto any of the United States Navy's 40 installations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and you'll see green. The Department of the Navy has implemented a national policy mandating the use of low-impact development techniques, which has made installations more environmentally and economically efficient to construct, operate, and maintain.

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The Nature of the Meadowlands: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Traveling through northern New Jersey becomes the subject of jokes and the cornerstone of disparaging remarks about the state, reaching its zenith in The Sopranos , which names an early episode about a mock mob execution “Meadowlands” and features North Arlington’s Pizzaland in its opening sequence. The Nature of the Meadowlands is a celebration of an environmental success story.

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PBS’s Excellent Response to Romney’s Attack During First Presidential Debate

Eco Chic

ARLINGTON, VA – October 4, 2012 – We are very disappointed that PBS became a political target in the Presidential debate last night. Editor’s Note: I unabashedly LOVE public television and radio, and having spent time in both the UK and Australia, where the public financially supports public media at a much higher rate (and has even more great programming than we do – with much smaller populations!),

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Evidence-based Conservation: An Economic Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

Arlington: The Nature Conservancy. The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Photo by Bob Wick of the Bureau of Land Management in California through a Creative Commons License. Timm Kroeger is senior environmental economist for The Nature Conservancy. At its core, economics is about using scarce resources smartly to maximize the production of desired outcomes. Most human endeavors are constrained by available resources and their pursuit therefore has an economic dimension.

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Conservancy Talk

It’s why I was delighted to attend last week’s Solution Search: Adapting to a Changing Climate awards here in Arlington, Virginia. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Global conservation challenges are very complex. Take your pick: climate change, deforestation, water security, overfishing — the list of problems goes on.

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President Obama's Speech to the Students of the Nation

Green (Living) Review

It was such a shame though to see that even in that audience at the school in Arlington, VA, there were so many students, primarily of certain ethnic backgrounds, that expressed total disinterest in the President's words by means of their very expressions. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I must say that I am having serious problems here, though not with the speech but with the controversy that has been going on as regards this speech before it even ever was made.

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Living without AC, a future we might just have to face.

Eco Friendly Daily

Now she lives in Washington, where on some summer days the only thing higher than the temperature is the humidity, but she is sticking with family tradition: She never switches on the window unit in her fourth-floor Arlington, Va., Something we all might have to get used to in the future, when the heat goes and our electricity grid can't handle the demand we'll be stuck without power just like parts of New York were last few weeks. Growing up in Buffalo, N.Y.,

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Living without AC, a future we might just have to face.

Eco Friendly Daily

Now she lives in Washington, where on some summer days the only thing higher than the temperature is the humidity, but she is sticking with family tradition: She never switches on the window unit in her fourth-floor Arlington, Va., Something we all might have to get used to in the future, when the heat goes and our electricity grid can't handle the demand we'll be stuck without power just like parts of New York were last few weeks. Growing up in Buffalo, N.Y.,

Sustainable Cleveland, Sustainable Future

Conservancy Talk

Stormwater runoff in Arlington, Virginia. The 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit brought together more than 500 community leaders to help design Cleveland’s sustainable future. Below is the keynote speech Mark gave at the Summit on September 27, 2017. Thank you to Mayor Jackson and Matt Gray for inviting me to speak today, and to the Cleveland Foundation for bringing this Summit to life.

Green Government Initiative Publications

The Green Changemakers

Video: Arlington County, Va. FreshAIRE Campaign Approximately a 30-minute video on the launch of Arlington County’s successful initiative to reduce emissions. [link] Green Government Initiative Launched in 2007, the NACo Green Government Initiative provides comprehensive resources for local governments on all things green, including energy, air quality, transportation, water quality, land use, purchasing and recycling.

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Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

Green Blog

Now with more than 1,800 bright red bicycles stationed at 200 locking docks within DC and the northern Virginia communities of Arlington and Alexandria, Capital Bikeshare soon will expand into neighboring Montgomery County, Maryland. When New York City opened registration for its much anticipated public bike-sharing program on April 15, 2013, more than 5,000 people signed up within 30 hours.

Flex your courage muscle. ~ Lisa Moak | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

Lisa Moak lives in Arlington Texas with her youngest son, husband, two dogs and a fat cat. Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter. or get our popular Daily Wake Up Call. Together, we can make mindful independent reader-created media powerful! Video. Talk Show. Member. Login. Advertise. Event Sponsorship. Our Writers. Write. Press. About. Contact. Get RSS. Fan Facebook.

Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

In Arlington County, VA, development in two WMATA Metrorail corridors is concentrated on 6 percent of the land in the county but produces almost half the county's tax revenue. Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century is a fact-filled report that provides an overview of the benefits that public transportation brings to individuals, communities and our nation as a whole.

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