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Md. Becomes First State To Require Environmental Literacy

The Maryland State Board of Education has voted to require students across the state be environmentally literate before they graduate from high school.

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First Dominion 'TrailMix' To Blend Environmental Cleanup, Fitness

Virginia's first lady, Maureen McDonnell, is trying to bring more attention to the 45-mile-long Washington and Old Dominion Trail. She visited Arlington County Wednesday to kick off that effort.

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For Some In D.C., Greening Infrastructure Proves Frustrating

When it comes to slowing down pollution, nature can sometimes do a better job than humans or machines. There's a place in Northeast D.C. where that idea is being used to filter stormwater.

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Virginia Is Creating New Guidelines For Use Of Sewage As Fertilizer

With the price of oil rising in the past year, and the price of petroleum-based fertilizer going up, more farmers in Virginia are considering sludge from sewage treatment plants. They can get it free, but the Commonwealth isn't sure about the safety of so-called biosolids.

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D.C. Looks To Soften President's Park

Some say the security features at President's Park in downtown D.C. make it less attractive. But a makeover is now in the works for this popular landmark.

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Offshore Wind Power Conference Kicks Off In Virginia

Offshore wind power will be the focus of a conference this week in Virginia.

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