Environment

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 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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

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

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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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January 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Boy Scout’s Planting Stations Helps Teach Students About the Environment (VIDEO)

Thomas Wilbur is a student at Poolesville High School. While most students his age use summer to work or look at colleges , Wilbur decided to help design and build planting stations at his old school: Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences. “The project itself was building an outdoor educational area with planting tables,” he […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Encourages Homeowners to Test their Homes for Radon (VIDEO)

During the month of January, Montgomery County is joining a nationwide effort to educate homeowners and renters on the dangers of radon gas and the importance of testing their homes. National Radon Action Month focuses on the steps everyone can take to help ensure their home is safe and radon free. “I encourage every resident […]

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January 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Barnesville Grad Receives Eagle Scout Award for Greenhouse Planting Stations

Thomas Wilbur was recently awarded the Eagle Scout honor from the Boy Scouts of America for planting stations he designed, built and installed for Barnesville’s Middle School greenhouse, according to a news release. The planting stations have been put to use starting vegetable seedlings that are currently growing in the greenhouse. Thomas, who graduated from […]

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January 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Invited to Attend the Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Meeting for Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan

The Montgomery County Planning Department will hold a public meeting to review pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure recommendations in the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, according to a news release. This community forum entitled, “Walking, Biking and the New Bethesda Sector Plan,” is for county residents interested in the Planning Board’s recommendations for making downtown Bethesda more […]

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December 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Enjoy the Beauty of the Kentlands Lakes in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Take a break and enjoy the beauty of the Kentlands lakes in Gaithersburg:

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