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 2, 2022

Biden and Manchin Make Deal to Advance Mountain Valley Pipeline

The White House has agreed to advance the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) as part of a permitting reform plan in Congress, Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said yesterday. Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden agreed to pursue permitting reform legislation so Manchin would support a budget reconciliation package on climate change. Legislation would require federal agencies to… Read more


June 13, 2022

Climate Investor Who Challenged Warren Buffet Shares Call to Action on Pipelines

Freeda Cathcart is a climate investor who challenged Warren Buffet, and for decades, was a passive owner of utility company stocks, content with dividend checks and confident that regulators had her and the environment’s best interest. In 2017, Trump rolled back federal oversight of the industry and changed everything. Cathcart believes pipelines and gas won’t be economically… Read more


February 23, 2021

Biden’s Environmental Reform: What Can We Expect?

By Jessica Wen Newly elected President Joe Biden took office a little over a month ago, and already, there have been many changes proposed in hopes of countering the policies of the Trump administration, especially with regards to improving our environment in the U.S. and internationally. Biden’s environmental reform is likely to shift national goals… Read more


October 28, 2018

Oregon Wild’s New Report Shows Importance of Forest Conservation

Morgan Kurst, University of Virginia Forest Conservation as Climate Protection The recent report Forest Defense is Climate Defense from Oregon Wild links the practice of logging forests with greenhouse carbon emissions. According to the report,  logging old-growth forests releases a lot of carbon into the atmosphere, and planting new trees after logging still creates “carbon debt.” It… Read more