Delaware Public Media

Katie Peikes

Science/General Assignment reporter

Katie Peikes came to Delaware from Logan, Utah, where she worked as a municipal government reporter for a newspaper while simultaneously serving as a correspondent for Utah Public Radio covering science, technology, transportation and features. Originally from Connecticut, she has contributed as an intern to other member stations including WNPR News in Hartford and WDIY in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her interest in science and technology news comes from the opportunities she had to cover environmental stories in Utah. She has published numerous pieces on Cache County’s air quality, water quality, waste management and solar energy.

When she’s not searching for stories or reading about the latest tech and science trends, Katie enjoys hiking, running, skiing and watching Seinfeld reruns.

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Courtesy of the National Aquarium

Almost two weeks ago, Phil the harbor seal was brought to the National Aquarium in Baltimore after being rescued from mud near Killens Pond, and the aquarium says he is recovering. 



Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

More than 600 people chanted “science not silence!” as they marched through the City of Newark - one of hundreds of science marches happening across the globe Saturday.



Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Sen. Tom Carper (D) toured several sites in Delaware Friday to highlight how rising seas and global warming could affect the First State. One of the sites he toured was a marsh in Dover.



Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a grant to Wilmington today to clean up and develop former industrial sites. 



Courtesy of DelDOT

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has a proposal to widen two Rehoboth Beach roads to make room for bicycle and pedestrian pathways. 



American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic

A new report shows Delaware’s air quality seems to be improving, but it still remains a problem in New Castle County.



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A cold front that rolled through the First State at beginning of spring threatened Delaware’s peach crop, but one local farm says its peaches are blooming.



John Lee

Delaware shellfish enthusiasts are a step closer to raising oysters and clams locally. A lottery will be held in early May for watermen interested in securing spots to raise shellfish in the Inland Bays.


It’s taken the state years to get to this point and Delaware Public Media’s Katie Peikes explains why.



Courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission /

Public health officials announced a raccoon captured in North Wilmington’s Chalfonte neighborhood on Thursday tested positive for rabies.



Katie Peikkes / Delaware Public Media

New Castle County will soon deploy a technology that uses sound waves to detect if a sewer line is clean or dirty. County officials demonstrated the technology in Bear Thursday morning.