WVU Scientist is a Global Energy Expert

As Director of the West Virginia University Energy Institute, Professor Brian Anderson, a chemical engineer, has for the past 4 years been leading a team at Western Virginia University (WVU) as they work on the geothermal resources under our feet.

Anderson points out that West Virginia is a regional hotspot when it comes to geothermal

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W.Va. governor on hand to break ground for $104 million Sustainable Community Revitalization project

Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith was one of 20 speakers participating in a groundbreaking ceremony for the $104 million Charles Town, Ranson and American Public University Systems Sustainable Community Revitalization project.

The event was held in the American Public University Systems, or APUS, Academic Center at 330 N. George St. Construction for the first phase

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EPA grant supports environmental education projects

The National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) will provide an estimated $92,000 in funding to support community-based environmental education projects in 11 mid-Atlantic communities, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Aimed at empowering people to take better care of their local environment, the projects are funded via a $150,000 EPA grant to NNCC to support

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State Agencies’ Responsibilities Expanding

Seventeen states have joined the new Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, which will create a technical forum to help states apply the Clean Air Act and associated regulations.

New programs at some state agencies and a new organization focused on air pollution control strategies at the state level are gearing up at the start

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Stormwater manual new tool for West Virginia towns

Produced for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection by the Center for Watershed Protection, the 500-page West Virginia Stormwater Management and Design Guidance Manual is the first of its kind in the state. Both state and federal funds were used for the $150,000 project.

The manual was released earlier this month. The DEP‟s Sherry

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Environmental pressure creates demand for sustainable fish

Atlantic salmon are prized as a farm fish by growers – because they grow to harvest size quickly – and by cooks and chefs for their firm flesh and mild flavour.

Vancouver-based Albion Fisheries is developing a local market for closed containment Atlantic salmon, putting samples grown in research facilities in West Virginia into the

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Sustainability projects to be highlighted at Stonewall Resort

West Virginia Sustainable Communities (WVSC) is hosting a one-day event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, W.Va., to showcase community-based sustainability projects from around the state.

WVSC member communities address a wide variety of sustainability issues, including energy efficiency, local food, building deconstruction, job training, and

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American Public University System Marks Commitment to Sustainability with Grand Opening of Energy Efficient Finance Center

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– American Public University System (APUS) today celebrated the opening of its new, energy efficient Finance Center located in the Charles Town-Ranson Corridor of West Virginia. Since relocating its headquarters to Charles Town 10 years ago, APUS has invested more than $47 million in local construction and building renovation projects, including the

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National Pollution Prevention Week kicks off in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Little things mean a lot, especially when it comes to helping the environment.

Individuals have the power to make a difference environmentally — and it doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive or time-consuming.

That’s a big part of the message behind Pollution Prevention Week, which kicks off today and runs through Sunday,

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VA center recognized for sustainability efforts

MARTINSBURG, WV – The Martinsburg VA Medical Center was recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs Green Management Program with the 2012 Sustainability Achievement Award for developing a campuswide stormwater management system, including a wetland ecosystem that doubles as the Veterans Nature Viewing Area/Trails.

This is the third year in a row that the Martinsburg

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