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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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As a state on the Atlantic seaboard with low elevation, Delaware is especially concerned with coastal issues, and those issues are the focal point of the Delaware Sea Grant program at the University of Delaware.

 

But Delaware Sea Grant and 32 other sea grant programs in the U.S. face an uncertain future under President Trump’s recent budget proposal.  That cuts $250 million in funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants, including the entire sea grant program.

 

Delaware Public Media’s Katie Peikes explains what that would mean in the First State.

 

 


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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.

 


Agencies that provide shelter and services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims are among those who face funding cuts in Gov John Carney’s proposed budget cuts.

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Ospreys are starting to come back to their nesting areas in the Inland Bays.

 

 


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Christiana Care Health System announced this week its role in a new master’s degree program that will prepare students to guide families in understanding the risk of genetic disorders.

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Delaware’s Department of Agriculture has hired a new employee to oversee bees and beekeeping.

 

 


The Children’s Specialized Hospital in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey is beginning clinical trials for a new treatment for autism symptoms in children, and is seeking participants as far away as Delaware. 

 


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Delaware researchers say they are worried about President Donald Trump’s recently released budget proposal, which aims at cutting millions of dollars in federal funding for scientific research - with a significant amount coming out of the National Institutes of Health budget.

 

 


95 percent of Americans say emergency care should be covered in a health insurance plan, according to a new poll commissioned by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).  

 


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