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DOVER — Delawareans interested in strategies for minimizing emissions and maximizing resilience to the impacts of climate change identified in Delaware’s Climate Action Plan have two opportunities to learn more at upcoming presentations from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. more
DOVER — Low- to moderate-income homeowners who have found installation of solar panels beyond their reach could get assistance with a pilot program expected to launch next year. more
DOVER — Freepoint Solar is back on the Kent County Regional Planning Commission’s agenda for review of its proposed Cedar Creek Solar, outside of Smyrna. more
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
DOVER — Registration is now open for the 10th Delaware Wetlands Conference presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Organized by the DNREC Division … more
WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the Delaware Council on Farm and Food Policy on Thursday announced a $2 million investment to establish the First State Integrated Food System Program. more
WILMINGTON — Registration is now open for the 10th Delaware Wetlands Conference, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. 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
NEW CASTLE — Gov. John Carney released Delaware’s Climate Action Plan on Thursday, in hopes of impacting climate change for the health of the tourism and agricultural industries, as well as the well-being of state residents. more
NEWARK — With the goal of providing improved access to oceanographic data for maritime industries, government agencies, researchers and members of the public, the Mid-Atlantic Regional … more
DOVER — An 87-year-old Kent County woman has been infected with West Nile virus — the state’s third case of the illness in a human this year, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. 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
GEORGETOWN — Delaware conservation district and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service field staff recently attended a three-day soil health and sustainability training. The first two days … more
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
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