Tag: environment

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...

My View: It’s not too late to save the Potomac Yard...

On Aug. 4, the Environmental Council of Alexandria wrote Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to ask them to reconsider their...

Your Views: Why are the Democrats trying to re-elect President Trump?

To the editor: It took a lot of mistakes on the Democrats’ part to elect Donald Trump to the presidency in the first place. As...

Your Views: Time to declare climate emergency

To the editor: On June 3, the Alexandria Democratic Committee passed a resolution to declare a climate emergency and take action to reduce carbon emissions....

Updated Green Building Policy sets stricter standards for new developments

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] At its public hearing Saturday, city council approved an update to the city’s Green Building Policy that sets stricter environmental...

City receives draft permit to fill Potomac Yard Metro wetlands

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a draft water protection permit to the City of Alexandria on June 14...

Council considers 2040 Environmental Action Plan

By Arya Hodjat | [email protected] Council discussed the city’s updated Environmental Action Plan, which includes a targeted 50 percent reduction of city greenhouse gas emissions by...

Council considers various budget cuts in preliminary add/delete session

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council held its preliminary add/delete session for the fiscal year 2020 budget on April 23. During discussion, councilors widely expressed...

Join the local eco-living challenge

By Mara Benner Have you heard the name Greta Thunberg? She is the 16-year-old girl who recently orchestrated student-led demonstrations in 100 countries to bring...

Karig Estates lawsuit decision nears

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Nearly a year after a group of residents filed a lawsuit against the city over the Karig Estates development, emails...