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LEWES — Significant parasitic infections were found in an necropsy of the fin whale that beached itself on Delaware's shore and later died last week, officials from the Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute said Monday. more
CAMBRIDGE — Elected officials and agriculture specialists gathered Aug. 26 for a Legislative Farm Tour, organized by the Maryland and Dorchester Farm Bureau. “It’s a good … more
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension is hosting a workshop on grape cultivation Saturday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. at the orchard on campus. Growers and gardening enthusiasts can view 38 … more
ANNAPOLIS — Chris Hopkinson, who last summer captured the attention of thousands of people nationwide when he became the first person to traverse the entire Chesapeake Bay by standup … more
Florida wildlife officials on Feb. 5 rescued an 1,100-pound male manatee in Florida after he was spotted swimming sideways, a signal of distress. Suffering from malnutrition and severe pneumonia, he … more
PRINCESS ANNE — Somerset County is back in the recycling business after the County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with Wicomico County. "This a 10-month agreement, and … more
If you see it, squish it. At least that’s the modus operandi when it comes to spotted lantern flies in New Castle County. more
DOVER — It’s going to take a little more time before the nearly 15-mile Capital City Trail is completed, but with each phase that is finished, bicyclists, joggers and walkers get to enjoy another stretch of safe pathway. more
DOVER — Occurrences of a mysterious songbird illness and mortality event have decreased in the state to the extent that the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control … more
CRISFIELD — Milkweed planted by park rangers and staff at Janes Island State Park were quickly found by monarch caterpillars in time for the fall migration. Milkweed is the only host plant … more
WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Riverfront is on its way to becoming fishable and swimmable again after decades of industrial pollution ravaged all life in its waters. Delaware legislators, the … more
SEAFORD — The city recently issued a water-contaminant advisory, alerting residents that one of its wells violated a drinking-water standard due to radium amounts that exceed acceptable levels. more
A flash flood watch is in effect for inland Kent and Sussex counties  2 a.m. through Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey. An approaching … more
Farmers in the Choptank River watershed can receive incentive payments to implement conservation practices on their property through the Envision the Choptank program with support from the National … more
EASTON - Waterfowl Festival will hold its fourth “Community in Conservation” funding program, which seeks to connect financial resources with environmental needs across Delmarva. These … more
DOVER — Volunteers for the 34th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup will have two options to keep the state’s beaches and waterways free of trash through an effort that also touches natural areas and neighborhoods. more
REHOBOTH BEACH — A new research effort by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays aims to offer deeper insight into the true state of water in the most polluted areas of the bays. more
LEWES — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is conducting a flood plain-mapping study for Bundicks Branch, a creek near Lewes, and encourages the public to learn more about upcoming mapping changes. more
PRINCESS ANNE — Some 1,500 acres representing 12 different farm sites are joining other Somerset County properties in line to have their development rights purchased by the state. Each one … more
NEW CASTLE — More than 100 miles out to sea, Capt. Lauren Morgens and her crew on the Kalmar Nyckel have fished balloons and other trash out of the water more times than they can count. more
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