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Delaware environmental groups came together Wednesday night in Lewes to organize the community against seismic testing — the first step towards offshore drilling for oil and gas.



Amazon employees paid a visit to the Food Bank of Delaware Tuesday to offer some hands on help – along with advice on streamlining their current workflow.

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After spending more than two months in rehabilitation, Phil the harbor seal was released at Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey where he made his way back into the Atlantic Ocean.



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Delaware Technical Community College is continuing to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels.


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy blew through Fowler Beach at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, tearing it apart.


By October 2016, most of a federal restoration project restoring 4,000 acres of the refuge was complete — repairing 25 miles of tidal channels and the damaged shoreline - making them more resilient to future storms. 


One of the benefits of a restored beach? A treasure-trove of horseshoe crabs as far as the eye can see.



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If you aren’t sure of your HIV status, you can end that uncertainty this week. A handful of clinics are offering free testing Tuesday.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

State officials Friday decried the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act emerging from the U.S. Senate.

Delawareans won’t be able to harvest any more male horseshoe crabs for the rest of the year, now that the state has reached its quota.



Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory

A University of Delaware researcher is working with the Department of Energy to better understand chemical reactions between liquids and solids. 


The research could help efforts to capture carbon dioxide underground before it reaches the atmosphere and contributes to climate change.



First State colleges have seen an uptick in the number of students visiting campus counseling centers this past year.