Hell on rails: West Virginia burning after crude oil train derailment

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The fires from Monday''s derailment of a train carrying crude oil in Fayette County, West Virginia, continued to burn Tuesday morning, and emergency shelters for hundreds of people who had to evacuate after the derailment remain open. "A

Virginia Governor unwittingly makes the case for a mileage tax

Environmental Economics

From the Autoblog : Virginia state governor Bob McDonnell is the latest to offer up another way to secure more revenue from the state's residents to pay for their roads and public transportation. I have only two things to add: Virginia is not a state, it is a Commonwealth.

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The News Just Keeps Getting Worse for West Virginia (and It Doesn't Stop There)

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this week, my West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said the following about whether people should be drinking the water in Charleston and downstream: "It's your decision.I'm Beyond West Virginia, need another example of how close to home this contamination can be?

Some economics of the West Virginia drinking water contamination episode

Environmental Economics

All regulations are not inefficient: The accidents kept coming, and so did the calls for a plan to improve West Virginia’s chemical safety regulations. Last week’s massive chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River was the region’s third major chemical accident in five years.

Virginia Firm Sells Gun Targets Resembling Trayvon Martin | PR.

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Virginia Firm Sells Gun Targets Resembling Trayvon Martin. The ad was reportedly placed by the Hiller Armament Company of Virginia and has since been removed from the site where it was hosted, GunBroker.com. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy.

"Virginia governor calls for state carbon regulations"

Environmental Economics

Climate federalism: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday directing regulators to formulate rules cracking down on electricity sector carbon emissions. The order requires state officials to convene a working group on carbon emissions and issue a report by the end of the year on potential regulations to limit power plant greenhouse gases. 

Virginia is for Birders

10,000 Birds

It’s southernmost third, given to Virginia by accident of history rather than geopolitical intention, lies apart from the rest of the state both culturally and geographically. This was only the 6th ‘Audubon’s’ Yellow-rumped ever recorded for Virginia.

The Genius that is Virginia Woolf.

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I don’t know if I’ve ever read anyone that articulated the human experience as eloquently and veraciously as Virginia Woolf. authors human condition rooms to go to the lighthouse Virginia WoolfShe enc. Enlightened Society Literary Journal Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

Research: Can Restoring Oyster Reefs Combat Nitrogen Pollution?

Nature Conservancy - Science

This question is being answered by research conducted at the Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve. Most of the area is protected, forming part of The Nature Conservancy’s expansive Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR). Could restoring oyster reefs combat nitrogen pollution?

CHART: Which Kills More Birds, Cats or Turbines? | Mother Jones

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29, 2013 2:34 PM PST Tweet Malingering/Flickr; vaxomatic/Flickr Last month Fox News reported on the "grizzly deaths" of 500 songbirds in West Virginia. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum.

Virginia Woolf was a Bad*ass Feminist Icon.

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Arts Enlightened Society Equal Rights Literary Journal 16th century a room of one's own feminism feminist lessons literature Virginia Woolf writerOne thing that really struck me while reading was her ability to express the inner world of women who aspired to create; to skillfully communicate with honesty the war that was happening inside any.

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10 Amazing Fall Foliage Photos

Conservancy Talk

1) View from the Conservancy’s Bear Rocks Preserve of fog in the Dolly Sods Wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia. 6) Sunrise over red spruce and red blueberry, in full Fall color, at the Conservancy’s Bear Rocks Preserve, West Virginia.

Tradeable quotas in Virginia fisheries

Environmental Economics

My students and I will be reading this in the spring semester:  Nash, Betty Joyce, The Fish Market , Region Focus, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Third Quarter 2011. I like this picture

Albino Hummingbird in Staunton, Virginia

10,000 Birds

Amazing photographs of an albino Ruby-throated Hummingbird that has been visiting a yard in Staunton, Virginia, can be viewed here. Asides hummingbirds

The Real Tragedy Behind the Virginia Tech Murder Case.

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Mad Men Go Falcon Trapping

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birds bird conservation citizen science conservation history falconry falcons natural history reintroduction Virginia wildlife biology The thrill of victory: bird banders capture a falcon. By Joe Smith , ornithologist and restoration ecologist.

Father’s Day: Playing with Fire

Conservancy Talk

Sam Lindblom is The Nature Conservancy in Virginia’s director of land management and a trainer of fireworkers in the Fire Learning Network. Sam Lindblom serves as director of land management and fire manager for The Nature Conservancy in Virginia. “Don’t play with fire.”.

Returning to Old Haunts

10,000 Birds

One particular resting place brought me to familiar birding territory: Pleasure House Point, Virginia Beach. When I was first learning to bird in the summer of 2013, I spent a summer living with my fiance in Virginia Beach. Birding Virginia Virginia Beach Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Photo essay: What’s growing in West Virginia’s urban ruins?

Green (Living) Review

When Danny Swan first broke ground on his West Virginia farm in June 2008, his rototiller hit a baby doll. And since 2008, roughly two dozen copycat gardens have popped up throughout this city in West Virginia’s northern panhandle. WHEELING, W.Va.

Lumenhaus: Virginia Tech has built a “100% energy efficient.

Blue Earth

Lumenhaus : Virginia Tech has built a “100% energy efficient house … without sacrificing quality of living.” It uses “responsive architecture” coupled with computerized smart features. This house responds to the weather and performs according to its resident’s lifestyle.

Friendship is Essential: 20 Quotes to Celebrate those We can Always Count On.

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The Benefits of Trees. ~ Katie Dubow

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EAB has been spotted in Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario, Quebec and most recently, Colorado.

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Coal Mining Costing West Virginia $97.5 Million

Green Living Ideas

Despite the PR campaigns by the coal lobby that imply that the state relies on coal income, an analysis by The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy finds that actually coal cost the state of West Virginia more than it took in. The [.] [ Coal Mining Costing West Virginia $97.5 million coal coal mining costs West Virginia

D.C.-area hotel wins LEED Gold

Green Traveler Guides

Arlington District of Columbia North America United States Virginia Green Travel News LEED Marriott Renaissance Arlington Capital View Reuters Washington DCRenaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green 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. The hotel’s certification is shared with D.C.-area

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A Haunting at Virginia Coast Reserve?

Conservancy Talk

The Nature Conservancy’s Brownsville Farm is situated about two miles east of the whistle-stop town of Nassawadox, Virginia, on a finger of high ground surrounded by miles of salt marsh.

West Virginia Suffers Another Enviromental Catastrophe

Living In a Toxic World

Sad to see the beautiful state of West Virginia suffer yet another environmental disaster. Source: West Virginia Gazette.) This latest spill comes just one month after the devastation caused by a chemical spill in the Elk River.

Virginia’s Warbler in Alley Pond Park, Queens, New York Refound!

10,000 Birds

The Virginia’s Warbler that has eluded birders since Eric Miller first found it on 31 October has been refound – and photographed – by Andrew Baksh. This is the first documented record of this southwestern wood-warbler in New York State. Congratulations to Eric for the original find and to Andrew for forestalling any accusations of stringing against Eric!

A cow truck overturned in Virginia, and folks were concerned about traffic

Eccorazzi

Tuesday, in Frederick County, Virginia, a tractor trailer carrying livestock overturned on the highway , killing six cattle. In Virginia, cow, chicken, and pig trucks are common road-mates on any trip.

Big Polluter Politics at Their Worst in Virginia

Sierra Club Compass

Virginia Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli. The office of Virginia Attorney General - and gubernatorial candidate - Ken Cuccinelli did more than just bend over backwards to help Big Coal and Big Gas executives in their legal battle with Virginia residents.

Visiting West Virginia. ~ Alexa Mergen {Poem}

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The Students are Protesting Everyday Slights & Insensitivities: The Heart of Racism.

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Changing the Narrative: How We Can Stop Caring about the Killers Among Us.

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Yes, There is a Life After a Cancer Diagnosis.

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Just Breathe. You are Beautiful. ~ Carolyn Riker.

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With all stages of growth there will be contradictions. I have to pull myself up when I trip and know all things are possible. I can and will find the balance I seek.

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

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Oceana volunteer Priscilla Lin and Sierra Club Virginia Chapter director Glen Besa in front of ALEC headquarters. 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).

Waste to Energy: Corn Husks May Energize Our Future.

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A team of scientists at Virginia Tech University have recently found a way to use discarded corn husks and stalks to make an inexpensive, hydrogen fuel that does not produce any emissions of greenhouse gases. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Green Featured Today climate change corn husks greenhouse gasses hydrogen fuel reducing emissions

BREAKING NEWS: Oil Train Derails, Catches Fire in Virginia

Sightline Daily

Word is that a crude oil-bearing train derailed in downtown Lynchberg, Virginia and caught fire. Photos and preliminary coverage here. Additional coverage here. There’s particularly good coverage on Huffington Post , here. Watch local TV news coverage live here. The accident occurred very near downtown, but so far there are no official reports of injuries or death.

Counting Red Knots: Keeping Tabs on a Threatened Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) is a key stopover site for migratory red knots. For two decades, researchers at The Nature Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) have been counting rufa red knots and other migrating shorebirds the old-fashioned way: one bird at a time.

One Volunteer's Story of the West Virginia Elk River Chemical Spill

Sierra Club Compass

Running alongside the Little Coal River in Boone County, West Virginia is the sleepy town of Van. Boone County WV Resident Gives His Time to Provide Water to Those in Need.

Ison Rock in Virginia Saved from Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining, For Now

Sierra Club Compass

Mountain lovers everywhere high-fived today when the news came down that the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has denied a surface mine permit for the Ison Rock Ridge mine in southwest Virginia.