Environment

October 30, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Frost Advisory Ensures a Chilling Halloween

Halloween can give people chills. This year will be no exception. The National Weather Service issued a frost advisory for Montgomery County. The advisory will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday. Temperatures could drop to as low as 34°F. The frost could kill outdoor vegetation, according to the advisory. The National […]

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October 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Recuerde Cambiar las Baterías en su Hogar y Desecharlas Correctamente

Por lo general, los cambios de hora  dos veces al año son buenos recordatorios para también cambiar las baterías de los detectores de humo y de monóxido de carbono para asegurarse de que siempre estarán en buen funcionamiento en caso de una emergencia, y este primero de noviembre el reloj se retrasa una hora. Desechar […]

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October 23, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Cuteness Overload: National Zoo’s Panda Cub Undergoes Second Vet Exam

The newest giant panda cub at the Smithsonian National Zoo had his second veterinarian exam on Oct. 21. He’s a picture-perfect of panda health and has gained a little weight. From the tip of his nose to the base of his tail, the cub remained steady from last week’s measurement of 16.5 inches. His abdominal […]

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October 23, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Ready for Fall? Use these Fall Foliage Maps to Prepare

Fall foliage in Montgomery County is currently in the midpoint range, but nearing its peak, according to this week’s Fall Foliage Report by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “The spectrum of autumnal colors is quickly emerging in full splendor in Montgomery County,” Seasonal Ranger Ryan Keller for Seneca Creek State Park reported. Maples, hickories, […]

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October 21, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Over $200,000 in Grants Awarded to 22 Montgomery County Farms

Twenty-two local food-producing farms in Montgomery County have been awarded $236,804 to improve their infrastructure and expand their capacity. The funds also serve to help the farms contribute local food to the Montgomery County Farm to Food Bank program in 2021. Grants were funded by the Montgomery County Government, Manna Food Center, and Food for Montgomery. We are […]

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October 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Se Prohíben más Productos de Plástico en el Condado de Montgomery

Los Concejales del condado de Montgomery votaron unánimemente el martes para fortalecer la prohibición sobre los productos de servicio de alimentos de poliestireno al agregar aquellos marcados con el número seis de reciclaje, incluidos los conocidos vasos de plástico Solo rojo brillante y ciertos materiales de empaque. Durante los últimos seis años, muchos de los […]

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October 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Additional Plastic Products Added to Banned List in Montgomery County

Councilmembers unanimously voted Tuesday to strengthen Montgomery County’s ban on polystyrene food service products by adding those marked with the recycling number six – including the familiar bright red Solo plastic cups and certain packaging materials. For the past six years, much of the polystyrene materials often used in food service, especially takeout, have been […]

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October 9, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Registration Now Open for 2020 Montgomery County Energy Summit

There is still time to register for the seventh annual Montgomery County Energy Summit. The three-day event runs from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19. Previously, the summit was an in-person conference. However, it transitioned to online networking sessions because of COVID-19. Still offered are in-depth workshops to educate people about innovative renewable and sustainable energy […]

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September 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Fallece Ex-Directora de Protección Ambiental de Montgomery en Accidente de Tránsito

Lisa Feldt, ex directora del Departamento de Protección Ambiental (DEP) en el condado de Montgomery, murió en un accidente de tránsito, el jueves, a la edad de 60 años. Después de varios períodos trabajando para la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA), Feldt se unió al condado de Montgomery como directora del […]

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September 21, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Former County Director of Environmental Protection Dies in Traffic Accident

Lisa Feldt, former director of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Montgomery County, died in a traffic accident on Thursday at the age of 60. After multiple stints working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Feldt joined Montgomery County as the DEP director in January 2015. “She was a natural choice for the […]

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