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DOVER — A North Carolina living shorelines application is the topic of a free webinar at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental … more
Nearly two months after Delaware was hit by Hurricane Ida, President Joe Biden on Sunday declared that there is indeed an emergency need in the state and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the affected areas. more
DOVER — It was another long meeting for Kent County Levy Court Tuesday, during which the commissioners ultimately opted against placing a moratorium on site plans for large-scale solar … more
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
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
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
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
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
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Justin Maxson, United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, recently announced that USDA will begin accepting applications on Oct. 1 … more
DOVER - As the summer comes to a close, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging community members and visitors to the First State to use their … more
DOVER — Gov. John Carney will be signing four environmental bills on Friday. HB212 increases the minimum thickness for a plastic bag to qualify as a reusable bag from 2.25 mils to 10 mils … more
GREENWOOD — Residents who live or spend time in the vicinity of Del. 16 between Judy and Century Farm roads are being advised of a positive case of rabies in a fox that bit a human Friday.  more
All three Delaware counties are under a tornado watch as the remains of Hurricane Ida come inland, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey.  more
DOVER — Increasing coastal resilience to sea level rise through natural infrastructure and dredge material is the topic of a free webinar later this month. The event will be held Tuesday, … more
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
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