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Anacostia river trip to launch new RiverView app

Kayaks, canoes and paddle boards environmental groups will travel the entire length of the Anacostia River to mark the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and launch a new app for river lovers.

Saturday - 09/29/2012, 11:17am EDT

Tags: Anacostia River, Clean Water Act

Senators ask EPA to relax corn-to-fuel rule

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she is among a group of senators asking the Environmental Protection Agency to relax renewable fuel standards to require less corn. Mikulski says that will help ease corn supply shortages caused by drought conditions this year.

Thursday - 08/09/2012, 01:56pm EDT

Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, Barbara Mikulski, corn fuel, drought

Flea collars toxic for pet owners

Pet owners might feel at ease, putting a flea and tick collar on their beloved pet, but they could be doing more harm than good to themselves.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 01:26pm EDT

Tags: Propoxur, tetrachlorvinphos,

Cost of air conditioner refrigerant skyrockets

Be forewarned: If your air conditioner develops a leak, it could be more costly this summer. The cost of coolant has jumped dramatically.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:03am EDT

Tags: dick uliano, air conditioning, freon,

EPA assesses states' Chesapeake restoration plans

The Environmental Protection Agency is urging New York to submit its overdue state plan for cutting pollution that flows into Chesapeake Bay, part of an effort by all six bay watershed states and the District of Columbia, a top EPA official said Thursday.

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 04:35pm EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, environmental plan

Norfolk hospital, EPA settle complaint for $19,920

The federal government says Sentara Norfolk General Hospital has agreed to pay a $19,920 penalty to settle allegations that it violated hazardous waste regulations.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 03:21am EDT

Tags: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

D.C. No. 2 on EPA green building list

D.C. ranks No. 2, behind Los Angeles, on the Environmental Protection Agency's annual list of the 25 cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 01:11pm EDT

Tags: Energy Star, D.C.,

D.C. misled EPA about testing for lead in water

A report by the District of Columbia's inspector general says the city's water agency "intentionally misled" the Environmental Protection Agency about the way it tested for lead in its drinking water between 2001 and 2003.

Monday - 03/19/2012, 03:21pm EDT

Tags: water, drinking

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