Tag: environment

Your Views: Manipulating environmental credits

To the editor: Cities and “natural stream restoration” contractors are cheating the Chesapeake Bay by inflating the environmental credits they get for stream restoration projects....

Environmentalists question Taylor Run stream restoration plans

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Is reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay worth cutting down 269 trees in Alexandria? This is the question at the...

Your Views: Defending Rosgen’s design

To the editor: I read with interest the opinion published in your last edition, entitled “Wrong approach for stream restoration.” Bashing Dave Rosgen’s natural stream...

Your Views: Wrong approach for stream restoration

To the editor: The biggest problem with the so-called natural channel design approach to stream “restoration” for us in the greater Washington D.C. region is...

Your Views: Requiem for the Witness Tree

To the editor: Above the Port City in a rarefied air, there stood a noble oak tree at once luminous and fair. For seven score and 10 years long, the...

Your Views: The death of a tree

To the editor: On Sept. 2, an “Eco City” that has been designated a “Tree City,” along with Alexandria City Public Schools, had a beautiful...

My View | Andrew Macdonald: Obituary for a pin oak (quercus...

I was the stately, towering pin oak that was cut down to make room for a concession stand for the new sports stadium at...

Our View: Environmental impact of COVID-19

The emphasis of the COVID-19 pandemic has necessarily been on treatment for the sick and preventative measures to slow the spread of the virus....

Our View: Environmental actions speak louder than words

Alexandria’s elected leaders must make difficult decisions that often involve tradeoffs – and those choices seldom leave all sides happy. But when a clear...

Your Views: Dry conditions concern for wildfires

To the editor: The Virginia Department of Forestry and federal partners within the state are preparing for what could be a severe fall wildfire season...