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MD State Officials Setting Fires on Eastern Shore

MD State Officials Setting Fires on Eastern Shore

Controlled burns are planned this winter and spring at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland's Eastern... Read »

Jan 6, 2012
Bay Cleanup Creates Jobs: Foundation

Bay Cleanup Creates Jobs: Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released a report on pollution limits in the Bay, saying such regulations are not a... Read »

Jan 3, 2012
Montgomery Co. Bag Tax In Effect

Montgomery Co. Bag Tax In Effect

A new 5-cent bag tax is now in effect in Montgomery County. Read »

Jan 2, 2012
Environmentalists Call For Stricter Manure Regulations

Environmentalists Call For Stricter Manure Regulations

Some environmental activists want to see tighter regulations on what Maryland's poultry farmers do with all that... Read »

Dec 29, 2011
Getting Rid of Christmas Trees

Getting Rid of Christmas Trees

Tree pick-up plans in Prince George's County and other areas around the D.C. area. Read »

Jan 2, 2012
Baltimore Aims to Make Inner Harbor Swimmable by 2020

Baltimore Aims to Make Inner Harbor Swimmable by 2020

The biggest threat to humans from the harbor comes thanks to bacteria delivered via leaky sewer lines. Read »

Dec 23, 2011
VA Losing Forests Fast: Report

VA Losing Forests Fast: Report

The Virginia Department of Forestry says the state is rapidly losing its tree canopy. Read »

Dec 16, 2011
New Development in War on Stink Bugs

New Development in War on Stink Bugs

Heavy infestations of stink bugs have been associated with concentrations of the invasive weed Tree of Heaven. Read »

Dec 15, 2011
Ringling Bros. Agree to Pay Record Fine

Ringling Bros. Agree to Pay Record Fine

The famous circus agrees to pay a record fine for allegations of animal mistreatment. Read »

Nov 29, 2011
Hemp Ice Creams Brings Foodies Zendulgence

Hemp Ice Creams Brings Foodies Zendulgence

A mild mannered psychologist in Washington, D.C., has created a line of chocolate gelato using hemp. The planet... Watch »

Nov 23, 2011
Virginians Could Save Millions Driving Clean This Thanksgiving

Virginians Could Save Millions Driving Clean This Thanksgiving

Environment Virginia is using the heavily traveled Thanksgiving holiday to promote the energy- and money-saving... Read »

Nov 22, 2011
Va. Bay Cleanup Estimate Now Tops $15B

Va. Bay Cleanup Estimate Now Tops $15B

New state legislative report says the cost to Virginia for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay is double an earlier... Read »

Nov 21, 2011
Virginia Eagles Getting Lead Poisoning

Virginia Eagles Getting Lead Poisoning

The death of a bald eagle has prompted officials at the Wildlife Center of Virginia to urge hunters to take steps to... Read »

Nov 17, 2011
D.C. Region's Vehicles Older, Dirtier

D.C. Region's Vehicles Older, Dirtier

For years, the addition of more cars hasn't dramatically affected emissions, because newer, cleaner cars were... Read »

Nov 16, 2011
7 Ways to Go Green With Your Pet
Virginia Tree Lovers Can Pre-Order New License Plate

Virginia Tree Lovers Can Pre-Order New License Plate

Virginia's tree lovers can pre-order a specialty license plate from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Read »

Nov 14, 2011
Soupergirl Dishes in Takoma Park

Soupergirl Dishes in Takoma Park

Sara Polon's Takoma Park soup shop is healthy, eco-friendly and as soul-warming as something in a bowl can be. Watch »

Nov 15, 2011
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Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct

Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct

A quarter of all mammals are at risk of extinction, conservation group says. Read »

Nov 11, 2011
Administration Urges New Wilderness Protections
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NBC4 launched Camp4Kids in 1993, in partnership with the community -- viewers and businesses alike. Since then, we've sent hundreds of kids to camp. Here's how you can help! Read more
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