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Delaware Public Media's coverage of stories involving, science, health, medicine, technology and the environment.

Courtesy of Trump campaign

President Trump has proposed an 18% cut in federal funding to state Departments of Human and Social Services agencies across the country.

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Senator Tom Carper’s  annual veterans summit brought U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin together with local vets groups.

University of Delaware

A new bill in the General Assembly would make it easier for people with stage 4 cancer to access stronger, more costly treatments. 




Insurance companies require Delaware cancer patients to try and fail cheaper, less intrusive treatments before they can move up to stronger, more costly medication. 


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Delaware hunters are gearing up for the start of wild turkey season knowing that their prey should be easier to find this year.



The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin released their annual county health rankings Wednesday. And by most measures, Delaware is getting healthier.


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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.



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The number of flu related deaths in Delaware this season is now into double digits.

The state’s Division of Public Health reports three new deaths linked to the flu.

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.

Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

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.