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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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Lyme Disease Group Warns Of Rising Tick Population

The D.C. metro region is experiencing a spike in its tick population, and that could mean an increase in cases of a very troublesome disease.

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Department Of Natural Resources Asks Crabbers to Install Turtle Excluder Devices?

Remember the terrapin when you set out crab pots this year.

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Maryland Approves The Use of Deer Birth Control

Maryland has become the first state to approve the use of Gonacon, a birth control product for deer.

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Alexandria Waterfront Hearing Saturday

In Virginia, members of the Alexandria City Council will be meeting Saturday to consider a plan that could dramatically change the waterfront.

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