Environment
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WILMINGTON — In honor of Earth Month, Gov. John Carney joined Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn Garvin on Thursday to tour a facility in Wilmington where Delaware State Parks will have 15 benches made from excess plastic bags. more
DOVER — Each spring, Dover is awakened by the colorful sights and aromatic smells of flowers — particularly the stunning beds of tulips — diligently planted by the Department of Public Works’ Ground Maintenance Division from October through January. more
MILLSBORO — A combined $205 million settlement between Mountaire and a group of Millsboro residents was finalized on Monday regarding a lawsuit which alleged groundwater contamination and air … more
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control unveiled a new logo Thursday that it said builds on the department’s history of commitment to responsible use and protection of the natural environment. more
MAGNOLIA — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has entered into negotiations for the voluntary cleanup of hazardous materials on a roughly 2 1/2-acre parcel … more
DOVER — The Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boys Scouts of America offered the public a chance to maintain a vegetable or flower garden when it opened the Akridge Victory Gardens near the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. more
DOVER — With no opposition, the House on Thursday approved a bill that would invest millions of dollars to rebuild Delaware’s drinking-water infrastructure, prevent flooding in vulnerable communities and keep contamination out of waterways. more
MILFORD — After missing 2020 due to the pandemic, the Milford Community Clean Up will return April 24 at 8 a.m. more
DOVER — The Delaware Solid Waste Authority has received a notice of violation from the state regarding alleged contaminated stormwater release at a facility, according to a letter sent on Feb. … more
DOVER — A federally protected wetland on the grounds of where the Capital School District just began building two middle schools has had some residents of the adjacent Woodcrest development up in arms for the past two decades. more
A baby seal stranded on the first day of spring has been released back into the wild. more
DOVER — Completing a life cycle that’s been 17 years in the making, a massive brood of cicadas is expected to rise from the ground this spring, mate and then die naturally or get eaten by … more
The Delaware Bay may be the most famous horseshoe crab destination in the state, but it’s not the only one. Delaware’s Inland Bays are another important breeding ground for the species. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Delaware is encouraging farmers and forest landowners to sign up by April 30 for financial and technical assistance to expand existing conservation activities on their lands. more
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is the first state agency in the United States to make a pledge to 1t.org's global goal to conserve, restore and grow 1 trillion trees by 2030. more
Gov. John Carney has signed a Senate bill banning the commercial traffic of invasive plant species in Delaware. more
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County Council on Tuesday deferred action on Bioenergy DevCo’s proposed amended conditional-use request to construct an anaerobic digester system. more
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will begin its annual spraying of spring woodland pools to control aquatic immature mosquitoes Tuesday, weather permitting. more
DOVER — State hunters registered a record 17,265 harvested deer with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control during the 2020-21 hunting season. more
FELTON — Along a country road in Felton, construction crews have been at work since November assembling a nearly quarter-mile-long metal footbridge over Killens Pond State Park’s eponymous body of water. more
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