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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.



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A wayward harbor seal many Delawareans know as “Phil” was successfully rescued Monday.



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Newark Charter Junior/Senior High School student Vyshnavi Kosigishroff grew up in a family of scientists. When she was eight years old, she began to take an interest in Delaware’s factories, emitting plumes of toxic chemicals into the air every day. 


One day, she turned to her dad and asked him what the toxic chemicals were, and he told her about air quality and ozone.



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More Atlantic white cedar trees will soon be growing in Delaware’s Ponders Tract as part of an effort to turn the former plantation into a more diverse forest.


The Nature Conservancy and 18 volunteers planted 600 Atlantic white cedar seedlings at the Ponders Tract in Ellendale last week.


The Atlantic White Cedar is an evergreen species. It’s native in Atlantic border states from Maine to Florida.


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Delaware environmental advocates are worried about what President Trump’s executive order reversing President Obama’s efforts to address climate change could mean for the First State.



via Linne Industries website

Nutrients at the bottom of a pond allow for algae to grow, but when too much algae spreads across a pond, those nutrients become problematic.




Newark start-up Linne Industries has a solution to control algae bloom populations and mosquitos, ultimately improving water quality.

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Third graders in Seaford waded into watershed education Thursday with the Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control’s mobile science trailer, learning about the importance of water in nature.


John Lee


In response to a massive sewage spill, Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is temporarily halting shellfish harvesting in the Delaware Bay.

Courstesy of MERR


A harbor seal was recently seen 12 miles away from the Delaware Bay in Felton.


The seal swam out of the Delaware Bay around Bowers Beach and took the Murderkill River up to the spillway at Coursey Pond in Felton last weekend.


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The Dover campus of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was recognized for its efforts in environmental sustainability Wednesday.


The Richardson & Robbins Building at 89 Kings Hwy is the first state-owned building to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for maintaining and operating an existing building.