Environment

October 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Green Honors Sustainable Businesses During Gala (VIDEO)

Bethesda Green, a local green business incubator, held its eighth annual Green Gala, in partnership with Bethesda Magazine, to honor organizations and businesses in the county for their sustainability initiatives. “Sustainability means acting in a way that provides for the needs of the current generation without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs,” Stu […]

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September 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

KID Museum and MCPS Partnering to Increase STEM Opportunities for Students

The KID Museum announced during its annual “Kidfest” event that the organization is partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools to increase opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Starting this school year, middle school students will have the chance to work in teams to find a solution to a community problem by […]

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September 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Joins Global Climate Leadership Coalition

Montgomery County is partnering with cities, states and countries from across the world to address climate change. The county has signed the Under2 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a commitment by governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions towards net-zero by 2050, according to a news release. “Now, more than ever, jurisdictions need to redouble their […]

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September 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Rain Poses Biggest Threat to Drivers, Here’s What You Should Know

As residents in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas  prepare for Hurricane Irma, Maryland emergency officials are urging residents to plan ahead for the tropical storm’s impact throughout the region. The latest info on #Irma. Now is the time to prepare for flooding. Check your local weather alerts. #MDPrepares #NatlPrep https://t.co/slONzu9M6A — MarylandResponds/OPR (@MarylandOPR) September 8, […]

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September 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Unveils Solar Streetlights

City of Takoma Park officials unveiled two solar streetlights installed outside of the city’s community center early Thursday. In a partnership with UNO, a South Korean Business and the Korean Institute for Civil Engineering and Building Technology, the city will test the lights for a pilot program. “It’s wonderful to work for a community that […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park to Unveil Solar Streetlights on Sept. 7

In just a few days, the City of Takoma Park will unveil two solar streetlights installed outside of the city’s community center. The City of Takoma Park was selected to participate in a pilot program in a partnership with UNO, a South Korean Business, and the Korean Institute for Civil Engineering and Building Technology. Takoma […]

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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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