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Cub Scouts Plant Trees In Montgomery County

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After searching for the perfect location, a group of Cub Scouts, along with the environmental group Conservation Montgomery, spent Saturday morning planting trees in the Montgomery Hills section of Silver Spring.

A lab at the University of Vermont identified Montgomery Hills as having the lowest tree canopy of any urban area in the county, at 8 percent. The school's Tree Canopy Assessment Tool analyzes land cover throughout the country, and this is the first time it's being used in Montgomery County.

According to the system, after Montgomery Hills, the central business districts of Silver Spring and Bethesda have the lowest amount of tree cover in the county.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 31, 2015

You can see a play about a brother and sister on a European journey or see a classic comedy with a gender-bending twist.

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Virginia Man Turning Waste Heat Into Rooftop Greenhouses

How can the U.S. improve food security? One Charlottesville native is pioneering the construction of greenhouses on buildings to take advantage of their waste heat.

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America's Tolerance For Gun Violence

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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