Morning Coffee: Local Edition

There’s plenty of DC sustainability-like news today, so let’s get right to it!

The Hill is Home has a post about neighborhood opposition to a proposed Shell gas station in the vicinity of 14th Street and Maryland Avenue, NE and complaints about a group of boisterous squatters who call the neighborhood home.

The Hill also has a story on CXS and it’s plans to tear up Virginia Avenue southest of the Capitol as part of a multistate construction project by the railroad company. The post and lots of links with more information can be found here.

Washington Business Journal reports that the Allegro apartments in the trendy new 14th Street corridor known best for its Target store, is facing foreclosure.

The Shaw Dog Park, meanwhile, is thriving. It celebrated its first anniversary with a party for the humans who own the dogs. Proceeds will be plowed back into park maintenance, according to the park’s very own website.

National Zoo goers got a little more of a nature experience than they bargained for when a baby deer wandered out of Rock Creek Park and into the clutches of a couple of lions. The deer was “fatally wounded” and had to be euthanized, according to the WaPo story.  You can watch the YouTube footage here. But don’t worry. There’s no blood and guts, the filmmaker apparently stopped shooting before the lions moved in for the kill.

If the deer’s fate has gotten you down, perhaps this Washington Post story will cheer you up. It’s  on the scientific debate over why leaves turn blazing fall colors this time of year.

DC Streets has the scoop on all sorts of transportation-related legislation wending its way through Congress.

Donna C. at We Love DC posts her thoughts about my Washington City Paper story  reporting that private haulers are known to toss out the recycling with the trash.

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I'm Christine MacDonald, a journalist and the author of the book: "Green, Inc., An Environmental Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone B

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