Category: Climate Change

EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
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EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Agency takes important step to reduce carbon pollution from power plants as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken it’s first major step taken towards fulfilling President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, by proposing Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants built in the [...]

Climate Change Effects on Public Health
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Climate Change Effects on Public Health

Our dependency on fossil fuels as a society is the number one contributor to the production of harmful greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. Naturally, the radiation from the sun reaches the Earth’s surface, is reradiated back into the Earth’s atmosphere and escapes into space. However, with the increasing presence of [...]

Climate Disruption & Virginia’s Native Species
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Climate Disruption & Virginia’s Native Species

Climate disruption is a global issue that already appears to be impacting aspects of our environment and the native species we find familiar. Warming climate trends lead to increased incidence and intensity of storms, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and other consequences, causing variations in species’ ranges and habitat, changes in the timing of migrations, [...]

Spring 2014 Internships: Apply Today!
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Spring 2014 Internships: Apply Today!

Sierra Club is looking for students with a passion for protecting the environment and the ambition to make a difference. Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Virginia Sierra Club [...]

Obama, Kaine and Warner: Time to Lead on Climate
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Obama, Kaine and Warner: Time to Lead on Climate

On February 17, thousands of Virginians joined 35,000 citizens from across the country at a rally in DC to say NO to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. If this destructive project is built, NASA scientist James Hanson has characterized it as “game over” for our efforts to fight climate change. The President and the [...]

Thank You to the Thousands of Virginians who joined our Forward on Climate Rally!
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Thank You to the Thousands of Virginians who joined our Forward on Climate Rally!

Thousands of Virginians braved the wintery wind on Sun., Feb. 17 to join tens of thousands others in urging President Obama to move Forward on Climate, starting with the rejection of the dirty tar sands pipeline. Thank you! Here’s a sampling of the tons of media hits the day received. There are also a lot [...]