Tag: environment

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...

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...