Delaware Activists Speak Out for Clean Air

Sierra Club Compass

On Tuesday night, hundreds of Delaware residents near the Delaware City Refinery spoke out at a public hearing about the air permit for the facility as it plans to refine tar sands oil. PBF Energy Delaware City Refinery Title 5 Air Permit Hearing draft video from Kristen E on Vimeo. Sierra Club Media Intern Kristen Elmore put together a great short video about the hearing.

Standing Up for Clean Air in Delaware

Sierra Club Compass

The Delaware City Refinery. I have never been to Delaware before. Whether the Delaware City Refinery is granted its Title V air permit or not has very little effect on my life. Why, then, did I go to the hearing for the Title V air permit application by the Delaware City Refinery ? I went to Delaware to tell the refinery owners that we will not stand aside and watch as they endanger the health and future of everyone in that community to save a few dollars.


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Marketing Oysters in the Delaware Bay: Top 5 Insights

Nature Conservancy - Science

With funding from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant and the Delaware Economic Development Office, Kent Messer, Maik Kecinski and Tongzhe Li, doctors from the Center for Experimental and Applied Economics at the University of Delaware, have spent the past year conducting consumer studies to answer the most pressing oyster questions: Which oyster attributes do consumers care about?

Delaware Needs Clean Car Standards Now

Sierra Club Compass

It's finally fall in Delaware, the air feels fresh and crisp and we have left behind the bad air quality days of summer. Thankfully, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is moving forward with clean car standards that can help us make code red days a thing of the past. Cars and trucks remain the leading source of smog-forming pollution in Delaware, contributing to health-threatening high ozone days.

Irony Alert: A Delaware Oil Company Feels Threatened by Sea Level Rise

Sierra Club Compass

In Delaware, severe storms are eroding the shoreline and affecting homes and businesses up and down the coast - including the business of an oil refinery. The functioning of the Delaware City Refining Company property just south of New Castle, a division of PBF Energy, is threatened by increasing extreme weather. Of course it took an immediate threat to its business for the Delaware City Refining Company to confront the problem.

Delaware Valley College Hosts Sustainability Symposium

Green (Living) Review

DOYLESTOWN, PA, September 2010 : Delaware Valley College will bring nationally known speakers and authors to campus when it hosts its 3-day symposium, Oct. Delaware Valley College is a private, multi-disciplinary college on 571 acres in Doylestown, Pa. 7-9, on issues around climate change, sustainability and our food systems. Called “The Precarious Alliance,” the symposium will explore ways to reduce and reverse environmental degradation, economic instability and social inequities.

Report Back: Tuesday's Delaware City Refinery Public Hearing

Sierra Club Compass

On Tuesday, June 4, I attended my first public hearing at the Delaware City Fire House to discuss the renewal of the Delaware City Refinery's Title V Clean Air Act Permit , a motion that would allow the refinery to incorporate the permits for new units - units that were built to accommodate oil from tar sands - into the Title V permit. I grew up in a suburb above Philadelphia, not very far from the Delaware refinery, and I'm proud to call this area my home.

The Horseshoe Crab: World’s Most Successful Animal

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs come ashore to lay eggs in the sands of Delaware Bay in the eastern United States. It’s the ‘crab moon’ right now when hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs come ashore to lay eggs in the sands of Delaware Bay in the eastern United States. In the Delaware Bay , migratory shore birds time their travels to arrive just as the horseshoe crabs start to emerge from the water to lay their eggs.

Citizen Science Tuesday: Horseshoe Crab Survey

Nature Conservancy - Science

Horseshoe crabs spawning in Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. Each year throughout May and June people gather at 12 beaches in New Jersey and 13 in Delaware to count spawning crabs, because Delaware Bay is home to the largest population of horseshoe crabs in the world! Shorebirds, like the imperiled red knot , stop by Delaware Bay on their way from Argentina to the Arctic. Citizen Science citizen science Delaware Bay horseshoe crabs oceans spawning

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The Coastal Northeastern US is a Global Warming Hotspot; 2?C of Summer Warming Has Already Occurred

Environmental News Network

New research, led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst reveals, for the first time, not only that the coastal Northeast—from Maine to Delaware—is heating faster than most regions of North America, but that this heating is linked to drastic alterations in the ocean and atmospheric conditions over the North Atlantic.

UCI, NASA JPL Scientists Uncover Additional Threat to Antarctica’s Floating Ice Shelves

Environmental News Network

Operation Osprey Banding

Cool Green Science

Or the time a storm came across the bay unexpectedly and the 10-minute cruise from the Delaware Bay into the creek turned into an hour-long ordeal of navigating 6-foot swells. Animals Birds Featured Post 1 Insects South America The Nature Conservancy United States bird banding bird conservation bird migration bird of prey damon noe Delaware Bay marsh ecosystem maurice river migration migratory birds New Jersey osprey osprey banding

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4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

Green Living Ideas

Four Northeastern states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and New York emitted less carbon dioxide from fossil fuel consumption in 2007 than they did in 1990, according to energy information data compiled in a study by Environment America. Tags: Carbon/ GHG Reduction Connecticut 27% by 2020 Delaware 18% by 2019 lower greenhouse gas emissions Massachusetts 15% by 2020 New York 25% by 2013 Renewable Energy Standards states

Daily demand and supply: A simultaneous (and equivalent) increase in demand and supply leads to no change in price

Environmental Economics

Twenty-seven states saw gas prices decrease or hold steady on the week with Delaware (-4 cents), Kentucky (-3 cents) and North Carolina (-3 cents) seeing the largest declines. From AAA ( gas prices fluctuate moderately across the country ): With the national gas price average at $2.89 – just a penny more expensive than last week – the majority of states are seeing moderate jumps and even declines at the pump.

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Daily Supply and Demand

Environmental Economics

Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the East Coast, threatening nearly 10% of the nation's refining capacity that lies in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. Gasoline futures traded in New York have already spiked, rising 10 cents a gallon this week, largely on fears there will be a disruption in output from the refineries, barge routes or pipelines serving the heavily populated eastern seaboard. via

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Recycled Playground Challenge from TerraCycle

Green Living Ideas

Starting March 11, schools located throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland are eligible to compete for two new playgrounds made completely of recycled material by joining TerraCycle’s Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program, a free, national program hosted by Colgate and TerraCycle.

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"What's an $800 Billion Stimulus Worth?"

Environmental Economics

Abrams of the University of Delaware. Worth a read at The Economist's Voice : What's an $800 billion stimulus worth? Negative $475 billion, according to Burton A. The idea is to do a back-of-the-envelope benefit-cost analysis. The benefits are the short term macroeocnomic effects. The costs are the long term macroeconomic effects with a debt to GDP ratio of 0.90+.

Restoring an Ancient Nursery for Atlantic Sturgeon

Nature Conservancy - Science

But a feeling akin to maternal affection might be the best way to describe the reaction of researchers who, in 2009, while sampling just downstream of Philadelphia, captured the first juvenile Atlantic sturgeon that had been found in the Delaware River in decades. Delaware State University professor Dr. Dewayne Fox and PhD student Matthew Breece weigh an adult Atlantic sturgeon. Delaware State University. came from the Delaware River. Delaware State University.

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For Migratory Red Knots, It’s a Small World After All

Nature Conservancy - Science

The red knot and I met again four months later, when it arrived at the Delaware Bay in May. We knew we’d find red knots on that island in Brazil in February, and we knew to expect them on the Delaware Bay in May. Red Knot CJL, photographed at Delaware Bay in 2016. It was banded in Argentina sometime before 2007 and been seen at TNC’s Virginia Coast Reserve and the Delaware Bay.

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Sports Dad Update

Environmental Economics

Lindsey Bair (Delaware, Ohio/Hayes). Wittenberg University Softball Head Coach Laura Matthews has announced that seven student-athletes will join the Tiger program in August 2014. The new recruits join a team that finished 23-11 overall and 11-5 in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) in 2014. The Tigers finished second in the leagues 2014 regular season standings and advanced to the championship game of the league tournament for a second consecutive season. 

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Philadelphia International Airport grapples with climate change and sea-level rise


The airport is next to the Delaware River, which will rise as the Atlantic does. Here is the original: Philadelphia International Airport grapples with climate change and sea-level rise. Business Green are-running atlantic cities climate-strategy emissions reduction executive-director oxfam oxfam international policy & politics rise-as-the united-nations which-will winnie

Mudhif, an Iraqi guesthouse, from reed grass connects American veterans to their trauma

Green Prophet

Building with invasive plants; Healing through shared war stories. Veterans, Iraqi refugees and the public will join environmental artist Sarah Kavage and Iraqi designer Yaroub Al-Obaidi in constructing an Iraqi guest house, called a mudhif.

"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

Nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) currently participate in the RGGI program, which limits power plant carbon emissions. Rachel Cleetus: Yesterday the nine states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released a report that highlights the continuing success of the nation’s longest-running carbon market.

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"How Much Do They Really Teach?"

Environmental Economics

The Pope Center is conducting its own faculty teaching load study, and we were provided access to some official enrollment data at Appalachian sent to Delaware Study researchers for the Fall of 2011. The grooming consisted of adjustments made jointly by an ASU staff member and the department heads for use in the Delaware Study. Delaware Study average for that semester. Is "a lot" one word or two?

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"Questionable projects" indeed

Environmental Economics

One example of using a jobs criterion to finance a questionable project, watchdog groups say, could be the Delaware River dredging project. For years, lawmakers from Delaware and Pennsylvania have earmarked millions of dollars to dredge the river to allow bigger ships to enter the port of Wilmington.

Worlds largest Passive House building to open in Kansas City


The luxury apartment community — dubbed Second + Delaware — will offer high-end amenities alongside energy-efficient advantages with 80% to 90% energy savings compared to conventional buildings. Set atop a bluff in the walkable River Market neighborhood, Second + Delaware champions sustainable urban design with its placement and design. I hope that Second + Delaware will be the impetus that moves our industry forward.” Second + Delaware Images by Arnold Imaging.

Offshore wind farms may slow down hurricanes, study shows

Green (Living) Review

"The little turbines can fight back the beast," said co-author Cristina Archer , an associate professor at the University of Delaware''s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. In this new study, the researchers, which included Willett Kempton -- also from the University of Delaware -- simulated three hurricanes: Sandy and Isaac, which struck New York and New Orleans, respectively in 2012; and Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005.

"Congressman Wants to Know Who Pays for Climate Skeptics’ Research"

Environmental Economics

University of Delaware. I'd like to know too: A Democratic member of Congress is digging into the funding of a handful of researchers who have questioned the prevailing view on the causes of climate change,  The Washington Post  reports. Arizona’s Raul M.

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They're here*

Environmental Economics

An offshore wind farm long planned in Nantucket Sound off Cape Cod in Massachusetts is tied up in legal challenges, while plans to build one in Delaware waters fell through in recent weeks because of the likely expiration of federal tax incentives for these multibillion dollar projects. One company that expects to file a notice of interest in bidding for leases is Arcadia Offshore, the New Jersey company whose Delaware deal collapsed for lack of subsidies.

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“Rooftop Revolution” Campaign Builds on Company’s Momentum Bringing Merger Sunshine Brand to Life

Green Living Guy

Sungevity, announced energy independence and savings to Northeast homeowners by launching Sungevity’s residential solar leasing solution in five new states: New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Delaware.

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Is 18 acres here worth 43 acres there?

Environmental Economics

The business group would develop the site in return for 43 acres along the west bank of the Olentangy River in northern Franklin County, just south of the Delaware County line. A plan to turn over a state wildlife area in the Sawmill Road area to a developer has one EPA official crying foul.

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AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

1987, Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement: Theory and Practice -- Newark, Delaware. Before this list vanishes from the internets due to link rot, here is the full list of workshops compiled from the old  and new websites :  1985, Recreation Demand Modeling -- Boulder, Colorado. 1986, Marine Pollution and Environmental Damage Assessment -- Narragansett, Rhode Island. 1988, Marine and Sport Fisheries: Economic Valuation and Management -- Seattle, Washington.

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"Charging Motorists to Drive"

Environmental Economics

Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire are proposing pilots to figure out how they might charge motorists a fee for the miles they travel — rather than taxing their gas, as state and federal officials do today. But Jennifer Cohan, Delaware’s secretary of transportation and chair of the coalition, said states have no choice but to seek alternatives. And efforts to raise gas taxes can hit a political wall, as one did in Delaware last year. “In

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Environmental Economics

  While some of the criticisms of the methods are valid, Professor Hausman does little to provide constructive recommendations for how to proceed in assessing the social, ecological and health benefits of preventing incidents like this**: A bridge collapsed in the West Deptford area of New Jersey on Friday, sending several train cars carrying toxic chemicals crashing into a creek near the Delaware River, the U.S.

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Oyster Reef Restoration: Is a benefit/cost ratio of 7.6 worth it according to Trumponomics?

Environmental Economics

  " we estimate the coastal population in [Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and North Carolina] willingness to pay for a 10,000 acre oyster sanctuary with 1,000 acres of constructed oyster reef to be at least $14.91 WJZ out of Baltimore, Maryland has a cool time lapse video of the impact that Oysters can have on water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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United States Grants First Ever Wind Farm Licenses

Eco Friendly Daily

The wind energy development would occur offshore of New Jersey and Delaware. The companies given leases were: Bluewater Wind New Jersey; Bluewater Wind Delaware; Fishermen’s Energy of New Jersey; and Deepwater Wind (granted two leases). Delaware is expected to be able to produce up to 5,286 megawatts of energy. The United States recently announced the first ever licenses for offshore wind farms. Five different leases were given to four different companies last week.

Counting Red Knots: Keeping Tabs on a Threatened Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

For a long time, the scientific community focused on Delaware Bay as this standalone critical staging area for red knots,” says VCR scientist Alexandra Wilke. Red knots famously stop by Delaware Bay, home to the world’s largest spawning population of horseshoe crabs, to feast on the crab-egg bounty each spring. The commercial horseshoe crab harvest has shrunken the knots’ food supply in Delaware Bay.

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Student creates solar reactor to produce hydrogen


But, a doctoral student from the University of Delaware thinks that he may have found the answer. The reactor’s conical design uses gravity to supply zinc oxide powder to the system via 15 hoppers using specialized gears and a customized control assembly which Koepf developed at the University of Delaware. Sonia Renthlei: Generating hydrogen from renewables is a question which has baffled scientists the world over.

Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione on Archaeology, Conservation and Beer

Nature Conservancy - Science

His wife Mariah serves on The Nature Conservancy in Delaware ’s Board of Trustees. Dogfish Head sponsors an annual run, the Dogfish Dash , with proceeds benefit the Conservancy in Delaware. We started in 2007, and we’ve raised almost $500,000 for The Nature Conservancy in Delaware. The Dogfish Dash dollars have gone to improving the McCabe Nature Preserve , which is right in Milton, Delaware.

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How Electric Vehicles That Feed the Grid Will Pay Off

Sierra Club Compass

Willett Kepton of the University of Delaware. Just like the two-way street, car innovators are focusing more than ever on the two-way plug that could revolutionize cars'' relationship with the grid. The idea is to give plug-in cars the ability to feed energy back into the grid when parked. And part of the vision includes small payments to people whose vehicles become energy providers when the grid is in need of balancing during peak hours.

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Green (Living) Review

How we can fight back against herbicide-resistant superweeds Delaware Agriculture A field dominated by palmer amaranth, or pigweed, one of the plants that has gained glyphosate resistance. There’s a clear scientific consensus that heavy use of glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup and other brands of herbicide — has sped up the evolution of glyphosate-resistant weeds.

Refineries Across U.S. Closing Due to Weak Fuel Demand

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WILMINGTON, Delaware – Refineries from New Mexico to New Jersey are under severe economic pressure due to falling demand for fuel, with a number of facilities having shut down in recent months. which temporarily shuttered a major refinery over the summer, said that it would permanently close its Delaware City oil refinery and lay off 550 workers. The Delaware City refinery had a capacity of 210,00 barrels a day.

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I guess that's one way to get rid of all the Ash holes in Ohio

Environmental Economics

It has been found in Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Pickaway and Union counties in central Ohio. The emerald ash borer has been found for the first time in Geauga and Trumbull counties in northeastern Ohio, the state reported yesterday. The latest discovery of the beetles, made by a Department of Natural Resources forester who found infested ash trees along Rt. 422, officially puts the pests in 55 of Ohio's 88 counties. Ash borers were first detected in the U.S.

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