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Activists Take Plunge in Anacostia To Raise Awareness

Nearly three decades after a federal deadline passed requiring waterways to be fish-able and swim-able, the Anacostia River remains neither. Yesterday, advocates took the risky step of swimming in the river to raise awareness about the pollution.

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Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches' Waters Get Superstar Ratings

Just in time for the height of summer, Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches in Delaware received superstar ratings. The two are among the top four beaches in the country, according to a national report released on the water quality of America's beaches.

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EPA Grants Temporary Pesticide Use For Stink Bug Emergency

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing several states in the area to temporarily expand their use of pesticides to fight an invasive stink bug.

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Sierra Club Volunteers Petition To Close Down GenOn's Coal Fire Electric Plant

Volunteers from The Sierra Club are raising awareness on smog and soot issues on Mount Vernon Trail, not too far from GenOn's Coal Fire Electric Plant.

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Phase 2 Of Chesapeake Bay Cleanup To Have Local Focus

Chesapeake Bay states are hammering out Phase II of their plans to curtail the flow of pollution into the Bay, which will set new criteria for local governments.

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McDonnell To Host Chesapeake Bay Executive Council Meeting

Governor Bob McDonnell will host the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council meeting with other governors in July, an announcement that comes at a time when a slew of new environmental laws are taking effect in the commonwealth.

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