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D.C. Water To Cut Pollution From Wastewater Plant By Half

D.C. Water says that by 2014 it will have completed an upgrade that will cut its pollution in half and generate electricity to power the its water treatment plant.

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O'Malley: New GM Electric Car Plant Represents Win For Md.

The first facility in the United States that will both produce electric motors and be backed by a major automaker is well on its way to calling White Marsh, Md. home.

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The Mysterious Disappearing Orchid

Orchids are often known only by the showy tropical varieties available in grocery stores and greenhouses. But there are hundreds of orchid species that live in this region. There is a race to save the small whorled pogonia, one of the last populations in Virginia.

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D.C. Wastewater Treatment Plant To Make Electricity From Waste

The District's Wastewater Treatment Plant, one of the largest in the world, is getting new technology to generate electricity from waste and cut the plant's nitrogen pollution in half.

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Mount Vernon's Dyke Marsh Rapidly Eroding, Warns Environmental Group

A panel of scientists has concluded that Dyke Marsh in the Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County is eroding by as much as 8 feet each year. Many are concerned that could threatened the delicate balance of a fragile ecosystem.

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Commentary By Walter Smith: Cleaning Up The Anacostia River

For years, organizations and local lawmakers have struggled to find ways to restore the Anacostia River – which has long suffered from pollution. Commentator Walter Smith, executive director of the nonprofit D.C. Appleseed says it's time for the federal government to step up efforts to clean up the river and surrounding communities.

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