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Changing Climate

Changing Climate

In-Depth Coverage of Climate Change Issues and the Impact on the DC Area

Sep 23, 2019
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By Justin Finch, Adam Tuss

Photos: With Banners and a Boat, Activists Block DC Streets

Climate activists are fanning out across the District on Monday morning and are...View gallery

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Jul 6, 2019

Experts Warn of 'Dead Zone' in Chesapeake Bay From Pollution

Experts Warn of 'Dead Zone' in Chesapeake Bay From Pollution

When the Conowingo Dam opened to fanfare nearly a century ago, the massive wall of concrete and steel began its job of harnessing water power in northern Maryland. It also quietly provided a side benefit:...

Jun 29, 2019

Cleanup of Spilled Coal in Great Dismal Swamp to Take Weeks

Cleanup of Spilled Coal in Great Dismal Swamp to Take Weeks

The cleanup of a coal train derailment in Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp will likely take weeks.

Jun 27, 2019

Coal Train Derails into Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge

Coal Train Derails into Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge

A coal train has derailed in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, raising concerns about its wildlife and the fragile peat soil that has accumulated there over the course of centuries.

Apr 26, 2019

How Your Kitchen Plays a Big Role in Your Carbon Footprint

How Your Kitchen Plays a Big Role in Your Carbon Footprint

In fact, when it comes to food waste, consumers are frequently the ones doing the least in dealing with the problem, costing not just the environment but their own wallets in the process. Here are some companies

Apr 22, 2019

How Solar Power Gets to Maryland Homes Without Any Panels

How Solar Power Gets to Maryland Homes Without Any Panels

A community solar company is Maryland is offering residents the chance to power their homes on energy from the sun without installing panels.

Apr 22, 2019

How a Changing Climate Impacts Our Weather and Our World

How a Changing Climate Impacts Our Weather and Our World

Human activity is shifting the natural balance of our atmosphere by dramatically increasing the levels of greenhouse gases. These gases, such as carbon dioxide, are created when humans burn fossil fuels,...

Apr 22, 2019

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reporting that March 2019 was the second warmest March on record, the reality of climate change is difficult to dispute.

Apr 21, 2019

Climate Change Delays Move of National Aquarium Dolphins

Climate Change Delays Move of National Aquarium Dolphins

An aquarium in Maryland has been looking to build a refuge in the tropics for its captive dolphins. But it's having trouble finding the right location because of pollution and warming waters from climate...

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