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Maryland To Offer Preferential Funding For Smart Growth

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Maryland governor Martin O'Malley has issued an executive order which will rein in funding for projects in the state that the government believes contribute to the problem of urban sprawl.

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D.C. Debuts Live Near Work Pilot Program

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Two D.C. area universities are working with the District to provide zero-interest loans to encourage workers to buy homes near their places of employment.

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Uranium Report Leaves Questions Unanswered In Virginia

A new report by the National Academy of Sciences says that Virginia is still years away from having the regulatory framework necessary to support uranium mining.

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Winter Weather Grounds Some Travelers

Winter weather is making travel difficult in parts of the county. The blizzard is making its way through the lower plains.
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Treating Stress, Speech Disorders With Music

More and more hospitals and clinics now offer music therapy as a supplementary treatment for everything from anxiety to Alzheimer's, but its efficacy varies for different conditions. Neurologist Oliver Sacks and several music therapists discuss the science and practice of music therapy.
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Maryland Pushes Back Time Line For Bay Cleanup

Maryland is pulling back on its ambitious plan to complete Chesapeake Bay cleanup by 2020 -- five years before federal law requires. 

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Forestry Department Says Virginia Losing Forests Fast

The combined effects of development and invasive pests have taken their toll on Virginia's tree canopy, which is worrying state foresters.

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The Life Of A Christmas Tree Farmer

A Jewish man from Brooklyn shares his story of how he became an organic Christmas tree farmer in Washington, D.C.
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West Virginia's Coal Plants Rank 7th-Worst For Mercury

West Virginia's coal-fired power plants rank 7th-worst in the country for mercury emissions, according to a new report.

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