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Celebrating Earth Day in the D.C. area

Monday, April 22 is Earth Day, an annual celebration of our planet and a day of environmental acknowledgement and awareness.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 02:20pm EDT

Tags: Earth Day, Rachel Nania, sustainable

College students spend break working on Chesapeake

Instead of fun in the sun, area college students are spending their spring break down by the bay.

Saturday - 03/16/2013, 06:23pm EDT

Tags: spring break, Chesapeake Bay, college,

Prince George's County moves closer to tax breaks for green businesses

>Officials in Prince George's County want to use its economic development fund to provide tax breaks for green businesses.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 06:24am EST

Tags: taxes

EPA: Mid-Atlantic air pollution down in 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says releases of toxic air pollutants were down in 2011 in the Mid-Atlantic.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 03:51pm EST

Tags: air pollution, Mid-Atlantic, EPA

Judge in Va. rules EPA overstepped authority

A federal judge has ruled that the Environmental Protection agency exceeded its authority by attempting to regulate stormwater runoff into a Fairfax County creek as a pollutant.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 07:30pm EST

Tags: stormwater runoff, EPA, Fairfax County, Accotink Creek, Fairfax County Supervisors, courts,

Ugly animals get their day in the spotlight

Slimy, scaly or darn right ugly animals don't draw visitors to zoos and they physical characteristics make it tough to rally support to protect these critters from extinction.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 01:53pm EST

Tags: animals, conservation programs, science, endangered animals

Flying eco lab could make planes more fuel efficient

From the outside, it looks like a normal jet, but the aircraft that landed at the Reagan National Airport is a flying test lab aimed at a greener future. It's called the EcoDemonstrator.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 10:08am EDT

Tags: Reagan National Airport, Andrew Mollenbeck, FAA,

Baltimore festival supports swimmable harbor goal

The Middle Branch Waterfront Festival on Saturday celebrates the Middle Branch Park and Basin and the city's goal of making the harbor swimmable and fishable by 2020.

Saturday - 09/08/2012, 01:01pm EDT

Tags: Baltimore harbor, recreation

Offshore wind power line on Assateague opposed

A group of environmentalists and residents say they oppose bringing a power line carrying electricity from proposed offshore wind turbines on shore at Assateague Island.

Sunday - 09/02/2012, 08:30pm EDT

Tags: offshore wind, Assateague Island

3,000 gallons of sewage spills in Md.

Anne Arundel County health officials say more than 3,000 gallons of sewage have spilled out of a pumping station in Arnold.

Saturday - 09/01/2012, 09:04am EDT

Tags: Patapsco River, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland,

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