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EPA cracks down as world dust levels skyrocket

Mother Nature is dealing climate forecasters a wild card: dust. Tons and tons of it. The amount of dust in the atmosphere doubled worldwide during the 20th Century, with one notable exception.

Tags: dust , Evan Haning , dust boom , cattle , Texas , desertification ,

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 09:14am EST

Frederick County taps federal drought aid

Farmers will get federal disaster aid as a result of the extreme dry weather last summer that devastated some corn and soybean crops.

Tags: Roscoe Bartlett , Frederick County Farm Bureau , Martin O'Malley

Sunday - 11/07/2010, 11:41am EST

D.C. area's summer weather named worst in U.S.

The Weather Channel says the Washington D.C. area experienced the worst summer weather in the United States in 2010.

Tags: The Weather Channel , weather , thunderstorms , Farmer's Almanac

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 11:47pm EDT

When will the leaves be at their peak color change?

WTOP gets the answer from a regional forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry.

Tags: fall , leaves , Ed Stoots , Darci Marchese , Shenandoah Valley , foliage , Virginia Department of Forestry

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 01:01am EDT

Drought severe in parts of Western Maryland

Parts of Western Maryland are in an extreme drought for the first time this year, while a portion of Frederick County is in a severe drought.

Tags: drought watch , crops , Farmers , Michelle Basch , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 09/10/2010, 11:29am EDT

Farmers: It's too late to salvage some crops

No amount of rainfall at this point in the year will help salvage corn.

Tags: drought watch , Farmers , Corn , soybeans , Frederick

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 12:41pm EDT

Drought watch issued for D.C. region

The record high temperatures along with the absence of rain in the area has affected streamflow and groundwater levels throughout the Potomac River Basin. In the last month, precipitation levels are 50 percent below normal.

Tags: drought watch , Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments , water conservation , Potomac River , Potomac River Basin , Steve Bieber , Kristi King

Thursday - 09/09/2010, 02:47pm EDT

Water becomes a hot topic in Frederick County

Water is becoming a topic of discussion for towns in Frederick County as the heat continues to hammer the area.

Tags: Woodsboro , Heat wave , Water restrictions , Water main break

Saturday - 07/10/2010, 12:47pm EDT

Potomac River Basin is abnormally dry

Parts of the region are in a moderate drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Tags: Potomac River Basin , Purcellville , U.S. Drought Monitor , Kristi King , water saving tips

Friday - 07/02/2010, 12:21pm EDT