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Skunk Cabbage: A Foul-Smelling Blossom With A Hot Secret

It's cherry blossom season and the showy flowers will soon be at their peak, drawing around a million visitors. But there's another, less famous flower in our region that may be worth a visit. It's a remarkable blossom that quite literally burns its way out of the ice as early as January.

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Montgomery County Begins Street Cleaning

It's spring cleaning time in Montgomery County Maryland. Monday, road crews will start sweeping the streets, removing debris left behind from the winter snow season.

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Small Earthquake Hits Virginia

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a very small earthquake in Virginia early Monday morning.

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Fertilizer Use Criticized In Maryland

Environmental advocates in Maryland are urging homeowners to cut back on their use of fertilizers on their lawns. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) took part in an event Monday in Baltimore in support of the group's efforts to reduce runoff from lawns in to the Chesapeake Bay.

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Md. Tap Water Advocates Say No To Bottled Water

One group in Maryland is trying to encourage residents to drink more tap and less bottled water. Advocates say the bottled brand is costly and the water in many cases is just plain old tap water. They have a way to make their point.

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Commentary By Mike Tidwell: Pass The Wind Power Bill

Rising oil prices and new concerns about nuclear power are prompting a lot of people to reevaluate our sources of energy. Commentator Mike Tidwell, executive director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, is urging lawmakers in Maryland to consider the potential of offshore wind farms.