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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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A Push for Weatherization in the District

With the weather warming up, one non-profit group in the District is going door-to-door to encourage residents to save money on their energy bills by going green and weatherizing their homes.

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Public Forum On Stink Bugs In Virginia

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is hosting a public forum Monday night in Purcellville that will focus on the invasive stink bug's impact on crops and plants around the region.

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Montgomery County Opens First Large-Scale Solar Project

An ordinary looking government building in Montgomery County, Md., is now a mini energy plant.

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