Environment

December 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

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UPDATED: WSSC and EPA Monitor Mystery Sheen in Potomac River

UPDATED 12.7.16 According to a WSSC news release, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that a power plant in Dickerson is the source of an oily substance that leaked into the Potomac River late last month. WSSC officials report that its Potomac plant continues to operate at full capacity and has not experienced any […]

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December 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Plastic Bag Ban Now in Effect in Takoma Park

The commercial use of plastic single-use bags at point of sale in prohibited in Takoma Park, effective Dec. 1, 2016.  Exceptions include dry cleaning bags and newspaper bags where newspapers are delivered by the publisher, and non-point of sale plastic bags such as those used for produce. Click here for more details of City Ordinance (2016-31)

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November 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Residents Reminded to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle During the Holidays

Since the holidays traditionally generate additional amounts of waste, The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing tips for Montgomery County residents to protect the environment by reducing waste, reusing items and recycling items that can be recycled. Unwanted Mail: In the weeks leading up to the holidays, most households receive larger quantities of advertisements, […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Woman Attacked by Black Bear in Frederick County

A 63-year-old woman was attacked by a black bear on Wednesday night in Frederick County, according to a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) official. The bear attack happened around 9 p.m. on Irongate Lane in Frederick, near Middleton, according to Harry Spiker, who is a state bear biologist. Spiker said this is the first time […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Urges Residents to Recycle During the Holidays (VIDEO)

The holidays are right around the corner and Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection is asking all residents to recycle. Lorna Virgili has more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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November 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Rockville Needs Volunteers to Keep Streams Free of Trash (VIDEO)

The city of Rockville is looking for volunteers to help protect the environment with their Adopt-A- Stream program. The goal is to keep the city watersheds free of trash and debris. Rock 11 Now’s Kathy Dantzler reports. Learn more about the program at Rockville’s Adopt A Stream webpage. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now […]

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November 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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NWS Issues Frost Advisory for Montgomery County for Tuesday Morning

UPDATED You may want to cover your plants again tonight. That’s because the National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Montgomery County, and it is in effect from  2 a.m. – 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. According to the advisory, temperatures will be in the upper 30s, and the cold weather may […]

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November 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Begins Fall Leaves Pickup This Week (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Division of Highway Services (DHS) begins its annual collection of leaves in the vacuum leaf collection district this week. DHS provides two collections on every district street during the fall. A third collection may also be provided on an as-needed basis. The leaf vacuum collection district is bounded by […]

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October 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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National Weather Service Issues Frost Advisory for Montgomery County

You may want to cover your plants tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory, effective from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning. According to the advisory, temperatures are expected to be somewhere between 32 and 36 degrees outside Washington, D.C. and downtown Baltimore, and the cold weather could damage sensitive […]

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October 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Joins Local Jurisdictions in Signing Anacostia River Accord (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett recently joined officials from Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia to sign the Anacostia River Accord. CCM’s Lorna Virgili reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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