The waters of the Potomac River, especially in the stretch where they form in the mountains and flow past Washington, are getting cleaner. But a new report says there’s still more work to do to get the river as clean as it was once upon a time.
The water quality of the Chesapeake Bay has reached its highest level since measurements began in the 1980s, a sign pollution is decreasing. But the group in charge of monitoring said there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Water quality is improving, dead zones shrinking, grasses thriving and oyster populations are growing, according to a new report card on the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
The last systemwide testing for lead in PGCPS was completed in 2009. “We just want to be proactive and make sure that we’ve covered this for the safety of our children and staff,” said one school district official.
DC Water said that it was one step closer to completing its federally-mandated long-term project to reduce the amount of raw sewage in local rivers.
The City of Alexandria said it tested 841 water fixtures across the city and found that 25 had high lead levels.
Swift streams, babbling brooks and rushing rivers in the area may not be as pretty as they look. Environmentalists tested natural bodies of water in five Maryland counties and found some unhealthy results. Find out where the worst problems are.
Dominion Virginia Power has begun the process of releasing more than 200 million gallons of treated coal ash water into Quantico Creek from its power plant in Dumfries. And that’s left some residents afraid to drink their well water.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The utility that provides water to the Washington suburbs in Maryland has reached an agreement with state officials and environmental groups to cut pollutants discharged into the Potomac River. Jay Apperson, spokesman…
Environmentalist says Virginia has the opportunity to get ahead of the fracking industry and pass new regulations before any drillers would seek a permit.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach health officials have lifted a swimming advisory that was issued for the southern end of the Sandbridge. The advisory was issued Wednesday by the Virginia Beach Department of…
As fall lawn-feeding time approaches, Garden Editor Mike McGrath warns homeowners to take steps to protect their lawn and the health of the Chesapeake Bay to avoid repeating the mistakes that led to Toledo\’s water crisis.
Hot weather means it\’s time to head to the beach, right? That depends.
After a wreck in Arlington dumped 1,800 gallons of sewage into area storm drains, officials are warning residents and their pets to steer clear of Four Mile Run.
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.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.