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D.C.'s Solar Industry Seeks Help From Council

D.C.'s solar industry says it's in crisis after one of the key ways to finance the panels is in jeopardy. Now, it's looking to the D.C. Council for help.

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Downtown D.C. Seeks To Be Seen As Eco-District

Businesses in downtown D.C. are trying to reinvent the area as an "eco-district," and they're taking steps to ensure it's more than just a name.

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On Earth Day, National Zoo Preaches And Practices Conservation

For Earth Day, the National Zoo is offering activities to teach children about conservation. But the Zoo is also trying to become a better steward of D.C.'s local environment.

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Blue Crabs Take A Hit From Cold Snap, But Are Still Clawing Back

In December, the water in the Chesapeake Bay got so cold that one-third of all adult crabs died, but they are still within healthy population levels.

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Montgomery County Switches On Solar Power

Officials in Montgomery County now have more than one reason to pray for sunny days. (Actually, they have 1,250.)

The county marked the installation of its first solar power panels on government buildings Monday afternoon.

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Electric Car Owners Urge Others To Go Gas-Free

Mark Mercer is happy to show off his 1984 Pontiac Fiero. You might be wondering why -- but it's because the decades-old vehicle has been converted to an electric vehicle for less than $10,000.

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Entry Fees Waived At Many National Parks in D.C. Area

With spring break underway for some school systems in the region, the National Park Service is waiving its entry fee to many of its parks for the next week.

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