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The Tidewater Current

Transmitting enlightening news and information about sustainable endeavors in Coastal Virginia and beyond.


Winter & Spring 2017 | Virginia Governor Takes Climate Action| Watts on Your Rooftop: Map Measures PV Potential Salmon Season has Arrived Around DC |1st Major Wind Farm in the Southeast is Operating in NC |Charting a Course for Sustainable Transport:  Luna Project Aims to bring Sail Freight to the Chesapeake Bay | Avoiding a Collision Course - Local & Global Action to Reduce Whale Shipstrikes | The Future of Smart, Sustainable Housing: Virginia Tech's FutureHaus Design Platform | Large Offshore Protected Area for Deep-Sea Corals Codified


FALL 2016 | Eco-Engineering Initiative at Global Ports

Designing a Coastal Future in the Face of Sea Level Rise

Solar Projects Soar

Climate Protection Proliferation

Aquaponics at NC State

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Spring & Summer 2016 - Copying Nature: Biomimicry in OysterRestoration | Climate Documentaries | Apps & Resources to Enjoy the Great Outdoors | VA's Revolutionary Tobacco & Hemp Renaissance | Sustainable Design on the Lynnhaven | Wayfinding Explorers Saili to the Chesapeake Bay | Nations Sign Climate Treaty in NYC | Wave Energy Tech to be Tested in Hampton Roads | New Solar Tech Going Online at U of R

Winter 2016

Winter 2016 - Power Shift: The Clean Energy Revolution |Automated Vehicle Testing & Research in VA | Urban Agriculture - Shipping Container Gardens | Virginia Visionary Displays Innovative Architecture at the 2016 World Economic Forum | Down to Earth Applications of Space Agency Research | Offshore Drilling / Seismic Testing


Fall 2015 - Fashion Sends an SOS for the Ocean | The Climate Cure: Balancing Carbon Equilibrium by Transforming a Liability into a Commodity


Summer 2015 - Is the US Ecologically Overdrawn? | Norfolk Canyon Research Featured in New Video | Getting Butts off the Beach | Epic Initiatives Inspire Energy Transformation


Spring 2015

Gulf Oil Spill Implicated in Dolphin Die-Off |Surge for Fossil Fuels Protests - VA Resistance Riders | Ben & Jerry's Dish Up Free Ice Cream for Climate Mission | New Sources of Seafood Cropping Up | Hermione - A Heroine of the American Revolution Returns


Winter 2015

Sunny Days Ahead for Transitioning Vets | Pharrell Elevates Climate Action as a Hot Topic this Winter |Fighting Fishy Activity in the Seafood Industry | Cash Crop Gains Ground in the Old Dominion

fall 2014

Fall 2014

Charting a Course to our Offshore Wind Resource | The Stars Come Out for the Ocean | On the Horizon: Reviving Sail Transport | W&M ELF: Enchanting Eco Transport



Summer 2014

Nature at Work: Building Ecological Infrastructure

Part 2 of Nature at Work - Marine Ecosystems

Celebrating the Sea & Talking Trash


Spring 2014 | Splendor in the Trash-"Poetics of Perception" by Vik Muniz and Friends| Waste as a Resource | Pioneering Planning in Virginia - Biophilic and Resilient Cities | Marine Spatial Planning

Winter 2014

Clean Energy Prospects Brighten in the Old Dominion | The Water Cycle Poured Onto an Earthly Projection



Fall 2013 - Hampton Roads Solar Tour | DoE's Solar Decathlon | DIY Solar Vintners Tour



Summer 2013 - Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail | Will the Green Reality of Hemp Tempt Domestic Production? | Resources for Enjoying Nature in the Bay Watershed | Stihl's Tour des Trees



Spring 2013 - Converting to Electric Transport | Avoiding a Collision Course among Ocean Giants | FREE Chesapeake Bay National Wildlife Refuges App | Extreme Green Design | Edcational Endeavors Promote Eco Friendly Building


Winter 2013 - Pollinators to Benefit from Meadow Management | Climate Progress in the Mid-Atlantic | USGBC Recognizes Va. Beach as Best School District | Va. Co. Purveys Wines w/ a Double Dose of Sunshine | Solar Eclipses Navy Power Costs | City of Portsmouth Wins 2012 National Award for Smart Growth | Offshore Wind Projects Announced for Virginia and 6 More Coastal Locations


Fall 2012 - The Rising Tide: Research & Planning for Accelerated Sea Level Rise | Adapting the Built Environment for Sea Level Rise | Brewers Contribute to Bay Restoration Efforts |Marine Propulsion – Is Wind back on the Horizon? | Dominion Supports W & M Eco Village Project | Norfolk Home to Virginia's Largest Solar Array


Sailing into a Sustainable Future - Sustainable Port and Shipping Initiatives | Solar Touring | Bay "smart buoys" give real-time weather info | Wind to Power Beach Manufacturing Plant | DuCard Winery - Virginia's Solar Factory | UM purchases underwater drone for coastal studies | Alternative Fueling Station Locator & Vehicle Guide


Fishing for Sustainable Seafood: Successful Solutions to Feed the Future

Fishery Management: Rebuilding the Oyster Industry | Closed Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Producing Marine Species | Consumer Resources | Sensible Seafood Fest May 24 - The Virginia Aquarium

New Green Revolution is Building | Green Building: A Global Phenomena |Green Building Tour |The Better Building Initiative | Poquoson Community Focuses on Sustainability |Viability of an Eco-Village Explored at William & Mary



Hampton Roads Solar & More Tour

Team Tidewater's Solar Home | Community Supported Agriculture | Winning Wetland Protection in Virginia Beach  | Catch of the Day: Offshore Wind Energy?