Category: Environment

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation’s (WRC) Creative District initiative is developing new community green space at 7th and West streets in West Center City. Following a process of remediation, construction and landscaping, the 17,000-square-foot plot will open as a public green space. The project is set for completion in 2020. WRC has purchased the nine parcels where…

(AP) — Delaware officials are reviewing their options after the Environmental Protection Agency said it won’t act to force power plants in other states to reduce emissions blamed for Delaware air pollution. The EPA late last week denied four petitions submitted by Delaware and one from Maryland. The petitions requested reductions in emissions of ozone-forming…

DowDuPont was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing. DowDuPont was recognized as a sustainability leader in the “materials industry” category and assessed based on environmental, social and governance factors. “It is a tremendous honor to be named…

Amid lawsuits, Millsboro residents hold out for changes

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times Heather Swartley has been drinking bottled water for almost a year after being told that her private well was contaminated with pollutants from the nearby Mountaire Farms chicken plant outside of Millsboro in Sussex County. The regular deliveries, paid for by the company, give her a clean…

Gov. John Carney on Wednesday signed a bill enabling Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing in Delaware. This new method of financing will support commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. “By offering another method of financing for energy efficiency projects, PACE will help Delaware further our goals to improve economic development, lower energy costs…

(AP) — Fishermen and scientists on Delaware’s coast are seeing greater numbers of fish that are typically found much farther south. The News Journal of Wilmington reported Friday that climate change may be slowly altering marine ecosystems along the First State’s coast. Some of the species are previously known to frequent Florida. Others rarely traveled beyond the…

The promise and peril of Fort DuPont

By Dan Linehan Special to Delaware Business Times After more than four years of planning, construction will begin in the coming months on the first new homes at the Fort DuPont Complex in Delaware City. It’ll be the latest and most concrete sign of what developers are hoping will be a massive redevelopment project along…

(AP) _ Artesian Resources Corp. (ARTNA) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $3.9 million. The Newark, Delaware-based company said it had profit of 42 cents per share. The water resource management company posted revenue of $20.2 million in the period. Artesian Resources shares have decreased 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year. In…

(AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are launching a $4.3 million fund to support conservation efforts in the Delaware River watershed. The agency and foundation announced the creation of the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund on Tuesday. It’s meant to provide new support for the watershed, which…