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DOVER — Delaware State University will host virtual town hall meetings next month as part of a two-year research project to determine ways the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and … more
Pumpkin patches pop up around the nation each October and fill with people picking their perfect fall decor. But every year, billions of pounds of gourds bought by consumers are wasted once they’ve served their decorative purpose. more
WILMINGTON — The 10th Delaware Wetlands Conference, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, will be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront on Feb. 1-2. more
Over the past 20 years, rainfall, flooding and sea level have increased across Maryland, according to data collected from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). From 2000 to … more
When most people think of the term “recycling,” plastic, paper and aluminum are materials that come to mind. But coastal states can add another to the list: oysters. more
PRINCESS ANNE — UMES Extension is setting the stage for its 18th annual Small Farm Conference—a premier event for agricultural stakeholders in the Mid-Atlantic. This year’s … more
PRINCESS ANNE — The Somerset County Commissioners are taking a stand against the state’s plan to tinker with the Manokin River oyster sanctuary and directed the county attorney to file an … more
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and its project partners have been awarded with a North American Wetland Conservation Act grant to support phase one of the Middle Chesapeake Sentinel Landscape … more
EDGEMOOR — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has issued two authorizations to the Diamond State Port Corp. for its redevelopment of the former Chemours industrial site as a shipping container facility. more
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control invites photographers of all ages and skill levels to enter this year’s Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest. more
In early September, ShoreRivers hosted field visits for the Chesapeake Bay Commission’s quarterly meeting, showcasing recent projects implemented on the upper Eastern Shore that reduce … more
CRISFIELD — The community-wide yard and "yART" sale hosted by the Crisfield Arts and Entertainment District Project is 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 2. Yard sales and in particular sales of art … more
DOVER — An increase in mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus is occurring in many areas in Delaware, as indicated in sentinel chickens used by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to monitor for the disease. more
WILMINGTON — Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings filed a lawsuit Wednesday against agrochemical company Monsanto and two of its corporate spinoffs for alleged long-lasting damage to … more
CRISFIELD — Janes Island State Park is hosting a trash cleanup 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 25. Volunteers will be transported to various locations on Janes Island including ferrying … more
SMYRNA — Kent County Levy Court is set to vote on a potential solar complex that, if approved, would mean the installation of about 230,000 solar panels on property east of Smyrna. more
GEORGETOWN — Two environmental watchdog groups are calling action by the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission “unlawful,” by allowing what they consider a “clearly lapsed” conditional-use permit for a proposed biogas facility to remain in effect. more
MILLSBORO — The Sept. 8 spill of 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel at the NRG Indian River Power Plant has been lethal to waterfowl. more
WILMINGTON — The Climate Action Campaign and the Union of Concerned Scientists hosted a virtual press conference with advocates and experts on Thursday to highlight recent extreme weather in … more
DOVER — A steady downward trend over the past five years in the landowner discounts of permanent agricultural conservation easements selected for purchase in Delaware shows it’s a great … more
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