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SEAFORD — The importance of composting went public Saturday at the Bioenergy Innovation Center — home to long-running compost production and the future site for an anaerobic digester that will capture methane gas as marketable renewable energy. more
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Agriculture received an additional round of funding to enhance the competitiveness of Delaware-grown specialty crops through USDA’s Pandemic Assis-tance … more
GEORGETOWN — Although a March 17 public hearing by Sussex County’s Industrial Revenue Bond Committee — scheduled to address a bond-issuance request by Bioenergy Development Group DE LLC — was posted March 10, no one offered their comments. more
NEW CASTLE — A preservation effort will conserve  nearly 250 acres of critical farm and wildlife lands near the Port Penn area of southern New Castle County, officials announced … more
POPLAR ISLAND — In the Chesapeake Bay, the muskrat is a valuable partner in an ambitious project to restore a remote island under siege. It’s helping turn sediment scooped from Baltimore … more
DOVER — Air Quality Awareness Week kicks off this week. The national theme for 2021 is “Healthy Air – Important for Everyone!”  The Delaware  Department of … more
PRINCESS ANNE — The Maryland Department of the Environment is expected to formally approve a mitigation plan to protect underwater grasses which may be disturbed during construction of the … more
DOVER — Gov. John Carney, along with Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, Delaware Association of Conservation Districts President Richard Carlisle and Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Kasey Taylor, led a virtual ceremony Thursday recognizing this year’s Conservation Award winners. more
Not quite a dozen members of the Wicomico Environmental Trust got up early Saturday morning, April 24, and headed to Downtown Salisbury to catch the Wicomico River at low tide. Two hours later, 10 … more
HARBESON — Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday the signing of a conciliation order with Allen Harim Foods LLC that requires the poultry-processing company to take actions protective of human health and the environment at its Millsboro and Harbeson facilities. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking proposals through June 21 for On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials.  more
MILFORD — U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., was in Milford on Friday to support a bill focused on improving access to safe water sources nationwide. more
MERR rescued a young male gray seal pup othis week from the Gordon's Pond area in Rehoboth Beach.  The seal was underweight and suffering from some bite wounds, most likely inflicted by other … more
DOVER — Gov, John Carney joined Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin on Thursday to recognize the student winners from throughout the … more
Gov. John Carney celebrated Earth Day Downstate by visiting two popular outdoor recreation areas in Kent County on Thursday. more
LEWES — A 48-acre controlled burn will be conducted in Lewes Friday in an area that is composed primarily of coastal marsh. The burn, conducted by the Delaware Forest, will begin around … more
The health of the Chesapeake Bay is dependent on the cooperation of six states and the District of Columbia, making it difficult to consistently tackle pollution across the estuary.New York, … more
Although Earth Day 2021 in Delaware won’t look like Earth Day 2019, it won’t look like Earth Day 2020 either. Educators and environmental stewards have identified new ways to save the … more
REHOBOTH BEACH — The impacts of legacy and emerging contaminants, wastewater planning and continuous water-quality monitoring in the Inland Bays will be among the topics explored at a virtual meeting this week. more
WASHINGTON (CNS) - The Maryland congressional delegation is pushing legislation to protect and enhance the natural resources throughout southern Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay area with new federal … more
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