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Help biodiversity by picking up native plant each time you go to nursery

Gradually adding natives to a garden will help it begin to add more to the state's biodiversity

They’re baaaackkkkkk. Cicada onslaught is on its way this spring

The cumbersome bugs rarely do much damage, but there will be millions of them per acre.

So far, so good for ban on plastic bags. Or maybe not.

‘Let's get with it and be responsible for what we can do to lessen our impact on the earth,’ one consumer wrote on DNREC’s Facebook page.

Democrats crow about passing energy bill, but Republican warns consumers could pay more

House Minority Leader Danny Short said he worries consumers will end up footing the bill, as they did with Bloom Energy.

Delaware shoppers enter a BYOB era (bring your own bag)

Stores could give away or sell paper or reusable bags, DNREC wrote. ‘Or stores could decide (as they always could have previously) not to provide bags.’

Here’s how to recycle your Christmas tree when the ho, ho, hoing is over

Recycling Christmas trees last year meant 173,000 tons of yard waste didn't end up in Delaware landfills. 

Improving Delaware’s water, with trees and better management

Applications are open for Clean Water Act grants to reduce nonpoint source pollution, chiefly by reducing nutrients and sediment that impair waters.

Your survival guide to the upcoming ban on plastic bags

What kind of bags will I get at the checkout? Do I have to pay for them? 'But I use them for doggy duty!' Will the bagging process change? Here are the answers.

60 football fields of wetlands restored in Frankford

“This project was different than others we have done mostly because of its size,” said Kate Hackett, Executive Director of DWL.

Paper or thicker plastic? Free or not? It’s a mixed bag

When Delaware bans single-use plastic bags at the checkout, how will you carry home purchases? Paper bags? Thicker plastic bags? Your bags?
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Help biodiversity by picking up native plant each time you go to nursery

Gradually adding natives to a garden will help it begin to add more to the state's biodiversity
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