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More days of sweltering heat and flooding: Delaware County confronts climate crisis with its 1st-ever sustainability plan

By Kenny Cooper

Delaware County has publicly released its first-ever sustainability plan, following several years of coordination and months of deliberation.


Gov. Carney signs package of environmental protection bills into law

By Quinn Kirkpatrick

They include the Delaware Climate Change Solutions Act, which provides a comprehensive framework for establishing and achieving the state’s environmental protection goals.


Lawmakers need to address climate change to reduce natural disaster severity: Delaware Riverkeeper van Rossum

By Steve Lubetkin

Policy makers need to consider the impact of climate change on the frequency and severity of natural disasters like floods, according to Delaware Riverkeeper Maya van Rossum.


How climate change and human activity are impacting horseshoe crabs amid annual count

By Quinn Kirkpatrick

On a moonlit night last month, volunteers were on Pickering Beach along the Delaware Bay in Kent County counting horseshoe crabs. This is part of an annual effort to help the crab not only survive, but thrive.


Examining why the Delaware Climate Change Solutions Act passed this year

By Jon Hurdle

More than a year after state lawmakers began work on measures to give legal force to Delaware’s plan to respond to climate change, the legislature resoundingly approved a bill that will require the state to make zero net additions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by 2050.


Delaware County group gets $5K of $1 million in state funds for environmental projects

By Daily Times

Regional projects received more than $100,000 for funding of projects to engage youth and adults in improving water quality and climate change resiliency in their communities.


U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear request to move Delaware climate change lawsuit to federal court

By Rachel Sawicki

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear a fossil fuel industry request to move Delaware’s climate change lawsuit to federal court.


Climate change impact is intensifying everywhere. Do you know where Delaware’s risk ranks?

By Kelly Powers

Temperatures are increasing. Seas are warming; oceans rising. And scientists have said both heat and sea-level rise are helping make some natural disasters more extreme.


Will the Chesapeake Bay Become a Dead Zone?

By Duy Linh Tu and Sebastian Tuinder

The country’s largest estuary is under critical threat from pollution and climate change. The question is: Can it be saved? In the 4,500-square-mile Chesapeake Bay, the country’s largest estuary, nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater treatment plants and urban and agricultural runoff are continuously suffocating marine life.


Delaware lawmakers introduce bills to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

By Meredith Newman

Gov. John Carney and Delaware lawmakers introduced a series of climate change bills Tuesday that aim to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades.