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.
Fairfax County wants residents to know that Northern Virginia gets almost as much sun as Miami, Florida, and in a bid to convince locals to go solar, the county is offering discounted prices and incentives for a limited time.
The National Park Service and the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment have donated about 100 pounds of breast meat from captured and euthanized geese to a D.C. nonprofit that makes meals for homeless shelters and after-school programs.
The Department of Energy and Environment has put the fish, also known as striped bass, on the Do Not Eat list after its testing revealed high levels of PCBs and other contaminants in the fish.
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.