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A recent tick survey out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, reveals a type of tick not common to the area inhabits a Montgomery County park and that there are a number of tick varieties infected with pathogens capable of making people sick.
A disease that is nearly always fatal to blue crabs is affecting the young crab population in the Chesapeake Bay, says Jeff Shields, a scientist with the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.
Fireworks can traumatize pets, but owners can take steps to make sure this Fourth of July is a fun and safe one for their furry friends.
Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.
A D.C. councilwoman tells WTOP that she will press for answers.
Fairfax County on Thursday will respond to areas as though a hurricane has struck.
Move over ant farms and sea monkeys -- people who want to closely observe nature at home now can rent a mini chicken farm.
A second woman says she was attacked along the Metropolitan Bike Trail Monday, hours after another woman was assaulted.
By this weekend, most area students will be enjoying summer vacation. Fairfax County school children, however, are expected in class through next Wednesday to make up missed snow days.
A couple months out of the classroom doesn't have to cause "brain drain" for students enjoying summer vacation. An expert shares ways to make sure kids stay engaged and prepared for the next school year.
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