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Acclaimed Film "Chasing Ice" and VIMS Professor Carl Hershner

Sept. 8, 2014
Chasing Ice and Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise and its potential effects throughout the Hampton Roads area is one of the most important issues facing our residents. On Monday, 9/15/2014, the Williamsburg Climate Action Network and the Williamsburg area League of Women Voters will host a showing of the powerful documentary Chasing Ice. In this film, acclaimed environmental photographer, James Balog, shows through vivid time lapse photography the increasingly rapid melting of the Arctic ice and documents the role this melting plays in sea level rise. Read more »

Fracking Sites on Middle Peninsula?

August 9, 2014

From 6 - 8 PM on Tuesday, August 19th, the Virginia Conservation Network will conduct a Summer Workshop on Fracking in Virginia at the Ernie Morgan Center located at 3500-A Granby St, in Norfolk. Hear how the fracking boom has affected neighboring states and may affect the Tidewater area and possibly the Chesapeake Bay. Read more »

VEC, DMME Host 2014 Energy Plan Listening Sessions

June 18, 2014
The 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, an update to the 2010 Virginia Energy Plan, is in process. Gov. McAuliffe's newly formed Virginia Energy Council and the Dept. of Mines, Minerals and Energy will hold six public listening sessions across the state.  The Hampton Roads event is scheduled for Thursday, June 26, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and will be held at ODU's Webb University Center located at 49th St. and Bluestone Ave. Parking is available in Parking Garage E. Read more »