Wildlife researchers and D.C.’s Department of Energy and Environment are testing whether tiny freshwater mussels, which essentially act as natural water filtration systems, could help improve water quality in the Anacostia River. See video.
The Anacostia River is closer to meeting goals for residents to swim and fish in it by 2025: For the first time ever, it’s getting a passing grade on its “State of the River” report card.
Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed banning Styrofoam food
containers in the District, citing their harmful effect on the
On a two-hour ride on the Anacostia River, Jim Foster with the Anacostia Watershed Society points out the beauty of the river and the challenges it continually faces.
Shreds of dirty plastic bags wedged between
rocks and wrapped around
tree trunks once littered the banks of the
Anacostia River. But the environmental hazards
and imposing eyesore have nearly disappeared
Washington, D.C implemented a disposable bag fee
two years ago.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.