Environment

August 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents React to Solar Eclipse in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

It’s the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979, according to NASA and more than 2,500 people gathered at the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory to watch it. “This is incredible,” Nick Smith, digital content specialist for the City of Gaithersburg said. “We had a thing on Faecbook that maybe 200 people had confirmed that […]

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August 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

NASA Streams the Solar Eclipse Live

The first total solar eclipse since 1979 takes place today. The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) estimate more than 300 million people in the United States could directly view the eclipse. Watch live coverage from of the eclipse from NASA below: Related post: NASA Provides Safety Tips For Viewing the Eclipse on Aug. 21

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

NASA Provides Safety Tips For Viewing the Eclipse on Aug. 21

The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) is estimating that more than 300 million people in the United States could directly view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 and is urging residents to watch it safely. A total solar eclipse, according to NASA, is when the Moon completely covers the Sun.  Monday’s eclipse will […]

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Teen Wins Rare Sheep, Visit Them at the Fair (VIDEO)

At just 14-years-old, Olivia Scuderi said it’s an honor to raise two rare sheep. The Hog Island breed of sheep are a feral breed from Hog Island in Virginia that were isolated for decades. According to Scuderi, there are about 200 registered each year and 500 total in the region. She won the animals after […]

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August 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Loses Court Challenge of Pesticide Ban (VIDEO)

A judge ruled Thursday the county could not regulate residents’ ability to use pesticides on their lawns, issuing a summary judgment in favor of lawn care companies and others who opposed the 2015 measure. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Terrence McGann said the county ordinance conflicted with state laws regarding pesticides, which would have pre-empted […]

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Crews Remove Dozens of Trees Outside Public Safety Headquarters Building for New Microgrid Project (VIDEO)

If you have visited the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters building in Gaithersburg this week, you may have seen tree removal crews at work in the parking lot. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that dozens of trees are coming down so that the county can install a new microgrid project. According to the county’s website, Duke […]

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Warns Residents About Hazardous Toxins in Lakes

The Montgomery County Parks Department is asking residents to use caution near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank after a testing has shown there are elevated levels of a toxic substance produced by algae in the lakes. The lakes, located within Rock Creek Regional Park, tested positive for Microcystin, a hepatoxin, that can cause harm to […]

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July 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pepco Customers Can Save Money on Friday by Saving Energy

Pepco customers can save energy and money by reducing their electric use between 1 – 5 p.m. Friday. According to a Pepco news release, an increased demand for electricity throughout the mid-Atlantic region is anticipated for July 21st. While the region’s power supply is expected to be sufficient to meet high demand, Pepco customers are […]

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July 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Unveils County’s Largest Solar Project (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

County leaders gathered in Boyds to celebrate a new stride towards gaining energy independence. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined County Council President Roger Berliner and County Councilmember Marc Elrich to unveil the largest solar project to date at a County facility. “This facility virtually, [is] independent of the grid during emergencies so when there […]

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June 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Moves Paper Recycling In House (VIDEO)

Paper at the Montgomery County Recycling Center used to be shipped to a contractor, who separated the corrugated paper from other kinds and then sold the paper at a profit. Recently, the county decided to take that operation in house, which will increase revenue at the recycling center by $3 million a year, officials said […]

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