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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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Cases Of Lyme Disease In Virginia And Maryland Increases

In recent years the number of cases of Lyme disease in Virginia and Maryland has grown as the ticks, which carry the disease multiply.

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Groundwork Aims To Make D.C. Community Greener

After growing up being able to play outside in his neighborhood, one lifelong Ward 7 resident is on a mission to provide the same for today's youth, and grow his community by making it greener.

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McDonnell Signs 8 Energy Bills Into Law

Some environmental groups are applauding eight pieces of legislation that Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says will help Virginia become the clean energy capital of the East Coast, but they also say the Commonwealth has a lot of catching up to do to compete with other states seeking the same designation.

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