October 6, 2022

The Decline of Pollinators from Habitat Loss and Pesticides

A discouraging decline of our pollinators over the last several decades has been occurring due to factors that include habitat loss and the use of herbicides or pesticides. These very important pollinator species ensure that the pollen moves within flowers and transfers the pollen from flower to flower. In this pollination process, the pollinators keep… Read more


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October 1, 2022

Finding Your Wild on UVA Grounds

What is your routine, and how can you rewild it, as you walk through the University of Virginia (UVA) grounds? Among students, it is no secret that it is difficult to commit to an overnight camping trip or weekend getaway into nature. Despite my best efforts, I even find it hard to carve out the… Read more


September 27, 2022

MVP Sweetheart Deal Pulled from Must-pass Senate Bill

This evening, Senator Joe Manchin announced that he was asking that so-called “permitting reform” provisions be removed from the Continuing Resolution (CR), a budget bill that must be passed this week to avoid a government shutdown. The proposals Senator Manchin had offered were dangerous for the environment and disrespectful of the role members of the… Read more


TODAY, Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 10:30am in S-120 in the Capitol Building, Senators Charles E. Schumer, Bill Nelson, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Manchin and Martin Heinrich will be joined by the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to announce a new proposal to strengthen U.S. airport security, especially in non-secure "soft" target areas at airports.
September 21, 2022

Manchin’s Side Deal, A Gift to Fossil Fuel Companies

On September 21, 2022, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia released the text of a bill that would do grave harm to the people and natural resources of Virginia and West Virginia – and sided with the fossil fuels industry. A part of the bill would force completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), even… Read more


September 16, 2022

Steps Citizens Can Take to Hold the Government Accountable ❗

Here you will learn steps citizens can take to hold their government accountable. Federal and state government administrative agencies play significant roles in environmental decisions. Every time an agency makes a decision, such as developing a regulation or issuing an environmental permit, the law requires the agency to follow a particular step-by-step process. If the… Read more


September 8, 2022

Meet the Face Behind Virginia Wildlife Corridors

For this episode of the Wild Virginia Coffee Talk Podcast we are joined by Courtney Hayes who is the new face behind preserving Virginia wildlife corridors. She is the Wild Virginia Habitat Connectivity Program Director and has worked as a zoologist and data scientist for the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves and the Natural Resources… Read more


September 1, 2022

Favorite Places to Hike in Virginia this Early Fall

As we enter early fall in Virginia, and the October months that tend to be very popular along the National Forests, National Parks, and Blue Ridge Parkway, here are some sights to see and places to hike in our breathtaking state. Virginia has one of the most gorgeous views – and being in a state… Read more


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August 24, 2022

FERC Grants Mountain Valley Pipeline Extension

On August 23, 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order granting a four-year extension of time to complete the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). This action by FERC is the latest in a long line of irresponsible decisions that this and other government bodies have issued over the last five years, to the… Read more


August 17, 2022

From Coal Ash to Pipelines: How an Activist Continues to Fight Climate Change

From coal ash to pipelines: here is how one activist continues to fight climate change. She is passionate about protecting Virginia’s waterways, and what started in the fight against coal ash dumping, a known carcinogenic waste made by coal-burning power plants, led to a journey in fighting fossil fuel infrastructure like the Atlantic Coast and… Read more


August 10, 2022

How Pipelines are Hurting Wildlife

A pipeline undoubtedly has a significant effect on the areas which they cover, affecting the landscape as well as the people, animals, and natural environment around them. The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) construction over the past several years has raised a variety of unique and salient questions about its impacts, which have included river and… Read more