Norfolk's no stranger to the limelight when it comes to sea level rise and climate change. Home to the world's largest naval base, our slice of Tidewater has been featured in countless government and nonprofit reports and in the dateline of national news stories on the issue.
Virginia Beach approves sea level rise plan, will require developers to take more flooding into account
The Virginia Beach City Council has taken steps to prepare for higher tides in the coming decades, passing a sea level rise plan that provides a sweeping vision for how to safeguard this coastal community and voting to require developers to account for more flooding.
As Virginia Beach prepares for sea level rise, officials avoid climate change and punt on carbon emissions
In all of their recent preparations for sea level rise, city staff have steered clear of what most experts say is causing the tides to creep higher and higher. By design, they rarely, if ever, utter the words “climate change" - and they specifically avoid attributing any such change directly to humans.
The more stringent standards would be an effort to protect new properties from the increasing risk of flooding in Virginia's largest city as sea level rise is set to accelerate.
A growing number of environmentalists are warning that "scrubbers" increasingly used to clean dirty cargo ship fuel and improve air quality are discharging pollutants into the sea.
THE PACKAGE OF environmental initiatives and regulations known as the “Green New Deal" being debated in Washington may not be the best way for the United States to take a firm hold of its future by addressing climate change.
Faced with the threat of more rainfall, increased flooding and sea levels rising at twice the global rate, a consultant's study warned that climate change's future impacts on Virginia's largest city could cost billions of dollars.
Animal waste - especially from dogs - is a major contributor to water pollution on the Outer Banks. But it's also one of the easiest pollutants to prevent.
Green Stream aims to provide residents real-time data of water inundating streets.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.
As the virus rampages through Washington, essential workers nationwide are paying the price: Derrick Z. Jackson
Essential workers in the United States continue to face relentless and tragic pressures.