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NEW CASTLE — From the looks of the main line at the Republic Services’ Delaware Recycling Center, many are unaware that plastic shopping bags are not recyclable. In fact, since the bags are a hazard to equipment, this is the biggest issue the facility is currently facing. more
NEW CASTLE — Delaware is on its way to carbon neutrality. Gov. John Carney released Delaware’s Climate Action Plan on Thursday, which outlines do-or-die measures the state must implement to avoid a disastrous future due to weather impacts. more
DOVER — A wet and windy end to the workweek dampened the entire state Friday, bringing with it wind advisories, hazardous-weather outlooks and coastal flood warnings. It also resulted in … 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
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
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
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
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
DOVER — Todd Davis, environmental program manager for the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Noxious Weed and Seed Lab, warns residents that it is not a good idea right now to cut … more
DOVER — City Council has paused plans to remove 75 mature trees on North Bradford Street in favor of giving property owners whose houses may be affected the opportunity to weigh in. more
Delaware recently passed legislation placing further restrictions on the usage of single-use plastic bags. Since initially passing House Bill 130 in 2019, which banned the usage and distribution … more
More than 50 songbirds in Delaware have been reported dead by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Birds across at least six mid-Atlantic and central states appear to have … more
This summer is already the hottest on record across the globe. It may also be the coldest summer for many years to come. A three-month forecast published in mid-June from the National Oceanic … more
DOVER — Legislation filed Thursday would close a loophole in Delaware’s ban on plastic bags. more
As Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to summer approach, several area environmental groups in Delaware and Maryland are keeping their eyes on the water. more
DOVER — Legislation filed last week would ban Styrofoam containers and similar plastic items, including straws, used by food establishments up and down the state. 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
Gov. John Carney celebrated Earth Day Downstate by visiting two popular outdoor recreation areas in Kent County on Thursday. 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
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
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