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Before they can hunt for wild turkey, Delawareans need to enroll in a hunter education course.




Delaware is using federal funds it recently received to fight a fungal disease in bats, but state officials still see work to do to combat it.


Fort Delaware State Park is one place the fungus that’s making several endangered species of bats sick with White Nose Syndrome can be found.

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Delaware recently adopted a streamlined permitting process for shellfish farming leases, but some aquaculture enthusiasts feel their voices have not been heard.


Steven Friend owns Friends Clams LLC in Georgetown, where he distributes clams to buyers. A lifelong supporter of shellfish farming, he has 136 oyster cages ready to go.


But he still needs a permit, a bond letter, and liability insurance to farm under new state regulations.


UD researchers had a hand in a new study offering insight into the thickness of the earth's plates.

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Delaware officials are celebrating the completion of a major trail system along the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.

A trio of trails built in stages since 2012 connect to create a 14.3-mile continuous stretch from Delaware City to Chesapeake City, Maryland.

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Delaware has its second flu-related death of the 2016-2017 season.


The latest victim is a 98-year-old New Castle County woman with multiple underlying medical conditions. 

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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.


Department of Health and Human Services

Obamacare enrollments in Delaware are outpacing last year even with higher premiums and threats to repeal the health care law.

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First State lawmakers have a new tool in working with local environmental groups to preserve the Delaware River Basin.


The recently passed Delaware River Basin Conservation Act creates a program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that allows the feds, state agencies and local groups to work together to develop a basin management plan.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Environmental groups in the First State are praising President Obama for denying all pending permits for an invasive oil exploration practice in the Atlantic Ocean.