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Emerald Ash Borer Spreads

Usually, when we talk about conservation and preservation, it's in the context of a natural balance - an equilibrium among life forms. But when that balance is disrupted, conservation of one creature may mean trying to stamp out another. Maryland just placed about half the state – all of the counties west of the Chesapeake Bay – under quarantine. Wood quarantine that is, because of an invasive pest. The Emerald Ash Borer has already killed tens of millions of trees nationwide, and now it's in Maryland and Virginia.

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On Solar Power, Two D.C. Teens Don't Take No For An Answer

When the D.C. Council passed new solar legislation this month, activists called it a win for clean energy. But it was also a big win for two D.C. teenagers who have been promoting solar power since they were 12.

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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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