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Fighting Emerald Ash Borer, D.C. Gets Added To Region's Firewood Quarantine

The District of Columbia has been added to the list of domestic areas that are under federal quarantine for the Emerald Ash Borer.

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Oil Spill In Anacostia River

A large quantity of an as yet unidentified petroleum product spilled into the Anacostia River Monday evening.

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Md. Governor Will Reintroduce Septic Tank Ban

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is celebrating one milestone in the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, but he's getting ready for a fight on another.

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Officials Now Say Anacostia 'Oil Spill' Not An Oil Spill

The investigation into the brown mess that spilled into the Anacostia River yesterday has now become a joint operation involving District officials and the U.S. Coast Guard. Even with that effort, however, no one is quite sure what exactly spilled into the river Monday night.

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Great Dismal Swamp Wild Fire Spreads

Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle a wildfire at the Great Dismal Swamp National Refuge.

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Wildfire In Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp May Be Largest In History

A wildfire in Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp National Refuge has burned nearly 5,600 acres and firefighters are working to strengthen fire lines to contain it.

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