Posts Tagged ‘Potomac’

The Needle: Do You Know Where Your Pandas Are? Edition

Run Rusty Run: No one on Twitter could resist the Edward Snowden-Rusty the Red Panda parallels this morning, as news of the panda's disappearance from the National Zoo broke. Both were sought by federal agencies (the entire national security apparatus in Snowden's case, the zoo in Rusty's), both had escaped from locations that should have been [...]

Another Body Found in the Potomac

Between the discovery of two bodies in the Tidal Basin and another in the Anacostia, plenty of corpses have already surfaced in the area's rivers this April. Now there's another today, with the discovery of a body around 12:20 p.m., according to the Metropolitan Police Department
This time, according to police spokesperson Saray Leon, the body [...]

Mayor Declares Schools Open Tomorrow, Halloween Back On

Bad news, kids: Mayor Vince Gray announced today that D.C. public schools are reopening tomorrow after being closed for two days for Hurricane Sandy. On the plus side, though, the mayor says trick-or-treating should be fine.
At an afternoon press conference, Gray said that there should be no weather issues tomorrow during what he described as [...]

Photo: Country Club

Country Club, Potomac, MD. © 2010 Matt Dunn

City Bans Toxic Road Building Material, Announces $2,500 Fine

The coal industry is having a tough week. Yesterday, the environmental and human toll of mountaintop removal coal mining was the subject of a Senate hearing. Today, the DC government announced a $2,500 fine to anyone using coal tar in pavement projects. 
Staring Jul. 1, DC will no longer issue construction permits for roadway and driveway builds involving [...]

Drink Up, D.C.

Of 85 unregulated and, in some cases, unknown chemicals found in samples of the Potomac prior to it becoming our drinking water, 35 were still in there after it was "purified" at the aqueduct. This tasty takeaway—plus: hermaphrofrogs!—comes from the latest Frontline on PBS, "Poisoned Waters," which examines both the Chesapeake Watershed and the Puget [...]

CBS to Blow Stuff Up on the Potomac Wednesday

For a pilot about the FBI that may or may not get picked up for a show that stars someone who recently wrapped a miniseries shoot with Treat Williams, CBS Paramount plans to explode a boat in D.C.
Karyn LeBlanc, director of communications for the D.C. Dept. of Transpo, says the explosion will happen on the [...]

30 Seconds Next to Memorial Bridge, 10:30 a.m.