Find a Business Near: West Virginia

Choose A City In West Virginia


Below is a list of all cities within the State of West Virginia in which we have business listings. If you do not see your city within the list below, adding your business will create it.
 

Population for West Virginia: 1,850,481

Total Males: 911,142
Total Females: 939,339
Median Household Income: $40,400
Total Households: 742,674

For complete census data click here. You can also use: city-data.com.

Choose a City in West Virginia



 
Don't see your city here? Adding a business will create it!


Green Initiatives & Environmental History for: West Virginia





Basic History

West Virginia’s early history from 1609 until 1863 is largely shared with Virginia, of which it was a part until Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861. The delegates of the 40 western counties who opposed secession formed their own government, which was granted statehood in 1863.

Environmental History

With its varied topography and climate, West Virginia provides a natural habitat for more than 3200 species of plants, and they include the oak, maple, poplar, walnut, hickory, birch, hemlock, pine, spruce, the box huckleberry, and Kate’s mountain clover. The small whorled pogonia, northeastern bulrush and running buffalo clover are now considered endangered. West Virginia fauna includes the gray wolf, puma, elk, bison, black bear, white-tailed deer, the wildcat, raccoon, skunk, woodchuck, opossum, gray and red foxes, squirrels, and cottontail rabbits. 15 animal species that are now listed threatened or endangered in West Virginia include: the bald eagle, gray/Indiana and big-eared bats, and several species of pearlymussel.

Green Initiatives

West Virginia Greenworks Inc. is a statewide program that focuses on training workers in emerging green careers, including in high-performance building, renewable and alternative energy, and energy conservation. The new initiative also offers sustainability information and training in other key arenas, including transportation, air quality, water and waste water management, land use and planning, and forestry and agriculture. The mission of the Green Initiative is to spearhead and develop new programs promoting environmental stewardship and the growth of the ‘green economy’ throughout the Mountain State. The state is working untiringly toward developing green infrastructure, sustainable communities, promising energy technologies, and clean energy policies. Some of the projects include: Recovery Act Investments in Clean Energy; Appliance Efficiency Standards; Efficiency Standards for Vehicles; monitoring emissions; protecting water bodies; land conservation; restoring ecosystems; limiting mercury emissions into the environment; minimizing adverse environmental consequences of mountaintop coal mining; and passing the National Environmental Policy Act that enhances the quality of public involvement in governmental decisions relating to the environment and easing implementation. The government is also adopting a variety of easy approaches to yield quantifiable results in greening fleets, including avoiding unnecessary travel and using alternative-fuel vehicles.






Recent News:







The Future of the Yellow Pages Lies Solely in the Digital Realm As England Ax...
Chris Boyle For years – since the advent of the smartphone – users of the Yellow Pages who needed to find the phone number of a local business have been turning in greater and greater droves from print directories to digital sources via wireless internet. There are a number of factors as to why this has happened, and continues to happen, but the most common is the simple fact that it’s convenient to do so....

After U.S. Pulls Out of Paris Climate Agreement, States Step Up for the Envir...
Chris Boyle (Northport, NY) On June 1, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced during a speech at the White House Rose Garden that he would be withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement, citing environmental standards imposed on American businesses and workers that he said placed undue and unfair economic strain on the country as a whole. Instead, Trump has championed the coal ...