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Environmental Outlook: Stink Bugs

The brown marmorated stink bug tops the USDA's list of most invasive insects. Since arriving on the East Coast aboard a ship from Asia, they've spread to 40 states and threaten billions of dollars in crops. In this month's Environmental Outlook, we look at the biology and ecology of stink bugs and efforts to control their invasion.

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Fairfax Teacher Eats Unusual Greens

A Fairfax County native is pulling weeds and planning meals around the greens he gets for free in the confines of his backyard.

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Getting Your Garden To Grow... In A Basement Apartment

Kenneth Moore was 4 years old when he grew his first garden. Now, you can find evidence of his green thumb everywhere in his D.C. studio apartment.

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Want To See Washington's Cherry Blossoms Without The Crowds?

With the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival just around the corner, we'll head to the National Arboretum to check out one of the most diverse collections of cherry trees in the United States.

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Alice Waters And Cathal Armstrong: Kids And Food

Two stars of the organic food movement dish with Kojo about how to get kids to eat healthy.

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Prince William Co. Searches For Master Gardeners

Prince William County is seeking out so-called "master gardeners" for a program that would help instruct area residents about the intricacies of proper plant and lawn care.

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Expert Gardeners Work To Make Plants Thrive In Summer Heat

The pros at the U.S. Botanic Garden take us inside their efforts to keep plants resilient in this summer's blistering heat.

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Drought: The Local Impact

Kojo explores the drought's regional impact on food, and looks at the weather patterns that are creating these damaging conditions.

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Rain Garden Rebates Available In Montgomery County

Runoff from urban stormwater is a major contributor to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Montgomery County is beseeching residents to do their part, by offering a hefty rebate for the construction of rain gardens.

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Local Trees

DC was historically known as the "City of Trees," and it's still true today, with nearly forty percent of the city covered by tree canopy. We'll find out the best places to see enjoy our green bounty, and talk to the department responsible for caring for all those trees.

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