Environment

March 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Earth Hour Takes Place on March 25th, Celebrate Earth Month in April (VIDEO)

Millions of people are expected to take part in Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. on March 25th. The idea is to turn off the lights to inspire climate change action. Find out more, below: In April, Montgomery County will celebrate Earth Month. For details about environmental volunteer opportunities visit, here.

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March 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bethesda Boy Rocks State Mineral Hearing

A 10-year-old Bethesda boy with a passion for geology has a lobbyist and two Montgomery County lawmakers in his corner for making chromite the state mineral. David Shore testified Tuesday before the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee in Annapolis in support of the legislation. “It truly represents Maryland heritage and state history, and […]

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March 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Program Provides Free Trees to Property Owners in 19 Urban Areas

The Montgomery County Planning Department is offering free trees to qualifying property owners in certain urban areas of Montgomery County. The Shades of Green program, which was launched in 2012 as a pilot program, is expanding to additional areas of the county with a high level of impervious surfaces. The goal of the program is […]

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February 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Talks About Importance of Fighting for the Environment (VIDEO)

Councilmember Marc Elrich said many issues face the nation, like minimum wage and immigration, but in his eyes the environmental battle must be won.

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February 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

High School Students Explore STEM Careers for National Engineers Week (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Students from across the country including students from Montgomery County Public Schools are participating in National Engineers Week to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). With safety gloves on, lab coats snapped tight and goggles to protect their eyes, students from Albert Einstein High School are learning about the sewer system […]

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February 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County GreenFest Planned for May 6 in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

The Third Annual Montgomery County GreenFest is planned for Saturday, May 6 in Gaithersburg. GreenFest is the county’s largest environmentally themed festival for residents and businesses. The festival will be held at the Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, located at 506 S. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg. The event is open from 11 a.m. – […]

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February 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Replacing Pipes on NIST Campus

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is replacing two sections of pipe, 36 inches around and 20 feet long, on the National Institute of Standards and Technology campus, a project visible to commuters heading south on Interstate 270. The pipes are equipped with acoustic fiber optics (AFO) that can help WSSC detect any possible leaks or […]

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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council Urges State of Maryland to Ban Fracking

The Montgomery County Council has approved a resolution, introduced by Councilmember Marc Elrich, urging the Maryland General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan to enact a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing and other types of “Unconventional Gas Development and Production.” “We have banned fracking in Montgomery County. But that is not enough,” said Elrich. We have […]

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February 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Comptroller Promotes No Sales Tax Weekend on Energy Appliances Tour in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot stopped in Silver Spring early Monday to kickoff his energy tour that encourages Marylanders to go green. Comptroller Franchot visited Nolan’s Apache Appliance to announce that shoppers will pay no sales tax on qualifying Energy Star appliances and products from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20. Find out more about the tax […]

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January 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Seeks Environmentalists to Be Recognized During Earth Month

Rockville is looking for nominations of environmentalists who will be recognized during Earth Month, the city said in a statement. The Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals and organizations that contribute to the city’s environmental health and sustainability. Nominations are being accepted in the following categories through 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, for awards to be […]

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