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EASTON — “Is it safe to swim in the river?” is one of the most common questions ShoreRivers hears from community members. Fecal bacteria and toxic algae in waterways pose threats to … more
DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s online magazine, Outdoor Delaware, earned a first-place award in the National Federation of Press Women awards … more
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host a training webinar on Tuesday, June 22 to provide guidance for the state’s Pharmaceutical Rule … more
Bird electric scooters have landed in Salisbury, offering visitors and locals a fun way to get around Downtown. They also have other benefits, Mayor Jake Day said as a truckload of scooters … more
OCEAN VIEW — The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays has recently received a $200,000 grant from the Longwood Foundation. more
WILMINGTON — The Delaware Center for Horticulture and the Food Bank of Delaware announced they will once again be partnering with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for its Harvest initiative, a collective action focused on increasing food production and security by mobilizing individual gardeners, community garden members, schools and institutions to plant crops to share with their communities. more
DOVER — Legislation filed Thursday would close a loophole in Delaware’s ban on plastic bags. more
Salisbury has been named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The City of Salisbury achieved Tree City USA recognition … more
As Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to summer approach, several area environmental groups in Delaware and Maryland are keeping their eyes on the water. more
REHOBOTH BEACH — The Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at a May 21 meeting that endorses elimination of single-use plastic straws in the city of Rehoboth Beach. The resolution … more
DOVER — Angela Marconi has been named as new director of the Division of Air Quality within the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The Division of Air … more
FRANKFORD — A project to add native wetland vegetation to restore natural habitat and improve water quality is taking root this month in Sussex County. more
GEORGETOWN — Americans have cause for optimism as the coronavirus pandemic appears to be waning. But, just as the clouds begin to part on a year-long global health crisis, anticipated sunnier … more
DOVER — Over the next seven days, there will be those times when people get the urge to jump in their cars and head to the beach and nights when they will be looking in their closets for their … more
DOVER — With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will be treating certain downstate public ponds … more
Senators from the Chesapeake Bay region are asking the Biden administration to enforce strict water-pollution standards in Pennsylvania and New York to help meet agreed-upon goals for restoring the bay. more
ANNAPOLIS — Governors from Chesapeake Bay watershed states are urging Congress to spend an additional billion dollars on Bay restoration efforts.Their letter to leaders of the U.S. House and … more
DOVER — Legislation filed last week would ban Styrofoam containers and similar plastic items, including straws, used by food establishments up and down the state. more
GEORGETOWN — The town’s public water supply remains under the microscope amid ongoing efforts to determine migration and a possible source of volatile organic compounds. more
EASTON — On May 11, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office reported an oil spill on the Tred Avon River near Easton Point. Later estimate put the amount at 1,286 gallons of red diesel spread … more
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