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Draft Amendment Could Slow Bay Cleanup

Environmental activists are worried that a proposed amendment to a government spending bill could restrict Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts.

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Poultry Waste Having Negative Impact On Local Waterways

As poultry consumption continues to rise, some worry about the effects of all that chicken waste on the local environment.

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Virginia Considers Banning Winter Crab Harvest For Another Year

Virginia is considering extending a ban on harvesting crabs in winter for a fourth year in a row, and the public will get to weigh in on that plan later this summer.

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New Buoy Seeks To Boost Security

The Navy is testing a new kind of surveillance technology on the front lines of homeland security in our area. On a narrow stretch of the Potomac between Maryland and Virginia, there's a quiet sentinel looking out for our safety.

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Minister Is On A Mission To Help The Anacostia River

The Anacostia River is eight miles long and home to a diversity of birds and fish. These days, however, you're more likely to spot a soda bottle floating downstream than a sturgeon, shad or striped bass. But one local minister is on a mission to save the river.

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DC Water GM Says Ruling Could Affect Water Bills

A judge's ruling requiring federal regulators to come up with tougher pollution standards for the Anacostia River has the head of the DC Water District's water utility concerned.

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