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Maryland Cities Get Green Streets Grants

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Trust want to see Maryland's streets get greener.

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In Attempt To Shut Down Coal Plant, Alex. Residents Test For Mercury

As part of an ongoing effort to close the GenOn coal plant in Alexandria, the Sierra Club is inviting residents to have their hair tested for toxins.

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Activists Rally To 'Save The Frogs'

Pro-amphibian activists are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency for additional limits on pesticides and increased protections for the area's frogs.

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DDOT to spray ginkgo trees to stem smell

D.C. officials are starting to spray ginkgo trees around the city to stave off the unpleasant odor of its fruits.

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Virginians Consider The Risks And Benefits Of Hydraulic Fracturing

With the dangers of nuclear power playing out in Japan, fighting in Libya pushing up oil prices, and environmentalists urging a reduction in dependence on coal, America is looking for energy alternatives.

One that seemed promising is natural gas. But critics say the process of getting gas from the ground may be risky, which is a question playing out in the Commonwealth.

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At The National Zoo, A Joint Recycling Effort

Earth Day is over, but the National Zoo is encouraging people -- and animals -- to keep recycling.

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Green Expo Encourages Small Changes for Clean Living

Making small changes can have a big impact on the environment, that's the message the town of Vienna, Va. had in mind for its Green Expo.

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