Category: Environment

(AP) — Chemours has promised to speed up plans to cut industrial chemicals reaching downstream public water utilities in North Carolina on top of paying $13 million in penalties and costs. North Carolina’s environmental agency on Wednesday said Chemours now agrees that within six months it will figure out how much of the chemicals discharged…

(AP) — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says a manufacturing plant near Newport is being fined $80,000 for dumping nearly 2 tons of excess pollution into the air. The agency issued a statement Tuesday that said MEDAL Air Liquide exceeded its permitted air pollution limits more than 270 times between 2016…

(AP) — Not using foam cups, while recycling paper and serving some meat-free dishes, has helped the Visitor Center Garden Cafe at Winterthur Museum to be named Delaware’s first certified green restaurant. The honor, awarded to restaurants that work to reduce their environmental impact, was given to the cafe by the Green Restaurant Association, a…

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…