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As public process begins to create plan for climate change, survey shows majority of Delawareans say it is time to actDate Posted: February 26, 2020
Camille Decker to Represent Delaware in 2020 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in WashingtonDate Posted: February 26, 2020
DigiGirlz Registration Now OpenDate Posted: February 26, 2020
DNREC to close The Point at Cape Henlopen March 1 for 2020 for beach nesting seasonDate Posted: February 25, 2020
Attorney General Jennings announces bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUULDate Posted: February 25, 2020
Two wells near Dover AFB have possible elevated PFOS/PFOA levelsDate Posted: February 25, 2020
Funding available to communities to plan for coastal flooding and climate change impactsDate Posted: February 25, 2020
DNREC to launch refrigerant incentive programDate Posted: February 24, 2020
DPH Concerned About Increasing Number of Flu Cases As It Announces Additional Flu-Related DeathsDate Posted: February 21, 2020
DFA Banquet and Tree Farmer Award on March 19Date Posted: February 21, 2020
DNREC acquires additional acreage for Fork Branch Nature PreserveDate Posted: February 21, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 10-16Date Posted: February 21, 2020
Consumer Alert: Number Spoofing Targets Delmarva CustomersDate Posted: February 21, 2020
Spring trout stocking and March 7 season opening at downstate ponds announcedDate Posted: February 21, 2020
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Feb. 25 in DoverDate Posted: February 20, 2020
Security Grant Funds Available for NonprofitsDate Posted: February 20, 2020
Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau to Hold Public MeetingsDate Posted: February 20, 2020
DNREC Secretary’s Emergency Order authorizes change to striped bass fishing regulationsDate Posted: February 19, 2020
DNREC now accepting grant proposals for community water quality improvement projectsDate Posted: February 19, 2020
Registration open to hunters for mandatory wild turkey hunting coursesDate Posted: February 19, 2020
Women’s history celebrated at state’s museums during March 2020Date Posted: February 18, 2020
Joint Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission-Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council hearings in Dover Feb. 19Date Posted: February 18, 2020
Division of the Arts to Host Annual State Employee Art ExhibitionDate Posted: February 17, 2020
DPH Announces Third Negative Test Result for CoronavirusDate Posted: February 15, 2020
Child Support Begins Sending Payments to New ReliaCard®Date Posted: February 14, 2020
Delaware Native Species Commission to meet Feb. 19 in DoverDate Posted: February 14, 2020
Source Water Protection Subcommittee to meet Feb. 20 in DoverDate Posted: February 14, 2020
DNREC-sponsored ‘Butterflies and Clean Water’ presentations set for March 2 and 30 as part of Reclaim Our River ProgramDate Posted: February 14, 2020
Attorney General Jennings announces leadership change at Department of JusticeDate Posted: February 14, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 3-9Date Posted: February 14, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityDate Posted: February 14, 2020
“Coffee, Cross Stitch and Conversation” at Lewes’ Zwaanendael Museum on Feb. 22, 2020Date Posted: February 13, 2020
Commissioner Navarro Responds Strongly to Report of Premium Increases on Members of the MilitaryDate Posted: February 13, 2020
DPH Announces Second Negative Test Result For CoronavirusDate Posted: February 13, 2020
The Delaware Division of the Arts to Host 2020 Poetry Out Loud State CompetitionDate Posted: February 13, 2020
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters to remove temporary deer stands from state wildlife areasDate Posted: February 12, 2020
Delaware Captive Insurance Contributes $4 Million to StateDate Posted: February 12, 2020
DNREC goes live with enhanced online electronic recreational fishing license sales systemDate Posted: February 10, 2020
Community Preparedness Workshop for Seniors and People With Disabilities in DoverDate Posted: February 10, 2020
February 28th is deadline to change political party affiliation before Presidential PrimaryDate Posted: February 7, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 27- Feb. 2Date Posted: February 7, 2020
Delaware Monitoring Returning Travelers from China for 2019 Novel CoronavirusDate Posted: February 7, 2020
Odyssey Charter placed on formal reviewDate Posted: February 7, 2020
Delaware opens registration for 2020 domestic hemp programDate Posted: February 7, 2020
Presidents Lincoln and Washington to be spotlighted at Dover, Del.’s Old State House during February 2020Date Posted: February 7, 2020
Companies Save Over $4 Million From Reduced Workers’ Compensation RatesDate Posted: February 6, 2020
Repairs to Gordons Pond elevated boardwalk at Cape Henlopen State Park delayed until next weekDate Posted: February 5, 2020
DNREC to hold public sessions March 3, 4, and 5 seeking input on development of Delaware’s climate action planDate Posted: February 5, 2020
Delaware Receives Overwhelming Support in Case to Prevent Political Partisanship on State CourtsDate Posted: February 3, 2020
DNREC’s Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to meet Feb. 19 at Delaware Technical Community College in DoverDate Posted: February 3, 2020
Delaware Resident Tests Negative for 2019 Novel CoronavirusDate Posted: February 2, 2020
Gordons Pond elevated boardwalk at Cape Henlopen State Park to close for repairs next weekDate Posted: January 31, 2020
DNREC accepting written public comment on agreement and proposed consent decree with Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.Date Posted: January 31, 2020
STK gang members sentenced to prison for crime spree, including murder of Brandon WingoDate Posted: January 31, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 20-26Date Posted: January 31, 2020
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Spring Must Come” by Terron MitchellDate Posted: January 31, 2020
Governor Carney Presents Fiscal Year 2021 Recommended BudgetDate Posted: January 30, 2020
Watch Governor Carney’s Budget Presentation for Fiscal Year 2021Date Posted: January 30, 2020
Information on 2019 Novel Coronavirus from Division of Public HealthDate Posted: January 30, 2020
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife promotes additional hunting opportunities in FebruaryDate Posted: January 29, 2020
More than $830,000 Earned for Residents through Insurance ArbitrationDate Posted: January 29, 2020
Treasurer Davis Interview Highlights Settlement to Help Teachers Retirement InvestmentsDate Posted: January 29, 2020
The National Endowment for the Arts announces $27.3 million in Grants to Support the ArtsDate Posted: January 28, 2020
Delaware second state on east coast for USDA hemp plan approvalDate Posted: January 28, 2020
Child Support Needs Updated Mailing Addresses to Ensure Transition for Recipients to New Debit CardDate Posted: January 28, 2020
DNREC, Delaware City Refining Company, LLC agree to penalty settlements on refinery’s outstanding air violationsDate Posted: January 27, 2020
DNREC breaks ground on Brandywine Zoo Madagascar exhibit that will house endangered lemurs, tortoisesDate Posted: January 27, 2020
Report: Delaware tourism sets new recordsDate Posted: January 27, 2020
Justin Day to Head Up New Partner Services Team at DTIDate Posted: January 27, 2020
DPH Announces Two Additional Flu-Related Deaths; Delawareans Should Follow Basic Tips to Stop Spread of GermsDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Wilmington jury convicts drug trafficker in murder-for-hire plotDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Flags to be lowered Monday in remembrance of Harry “Hal” HaskellDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Transportation Infrastructure Investment Fund LaunchesDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Delaware Secretary of Agriculture recognizes Barczewski for contributions to agricultureDate Posted: January 24, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 13-19Date Posted: January 24, 2020
Division of the Arts Announces New Focus for Two FY2021 Grant CategoriesDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Governor Carney Delivers 2020 State of the State AddressDate Posted: January 23, 2020
Delaware’s Tax Season Officially Starts January 27Date Posted: January 23, 2020
2020 State of the StateDate Posted: January 23, 2020
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Jan. 28 in DoverDate Posted: January 23, 2020
Treasurer Davis Shares Important Lesson with Third GradersDate Posted: January 22, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Major Investment in Wilmington SchoolsDate Posted: January 22, 2020
Department of Insurance Celebrates Response to Fraud in 2019Date Posted: January 22, 2020
Governor Carney, Legislators Announce Major Investments in Clean WaterDate Posted: January 21, 2020
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs sponsors 14 special events during February 2020Date Posted: January 21, 2020
Governor Carney Nominates Kathleen Amalfitano as Court of Common Pleas Judge in Kent CountyDate Posted: January 17, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 6-12Date Posted: January 17, 2020
Prosecutors secure conviction, sentence in Sussex County homicidesDate Posted: January 17, 2020
DPH to Hold Public Workshop On Solicitation of Water Infrastructure Improvement ProjectsDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Delaware Farmers’ Markets Continue to Grow in PopularityDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Jan. 22 in DoverDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Governor Carney, Division of Small Business Award EDGE Grants to 10 Delaware CompaniesDate Posted: January 16, 2020
2020 LIFE Conference Offers Keynote from Self-AdvocatesDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Commissioner Trinidad Navarro Appointed Chair of National Antifraud Task ForceDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Governor Carney’s Statement on Senate Confirmation of Paul Fioravanti, Jr. to Court of ChanceryDate Posted: January 15, 2020
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation grows White Clay Creek State Park with new superintendent, acreageDate Posted: January 15, 2020
$1 Million Awarded to Housing Development Fund Projects StatewideDate Posted: January 15, 2020
Delaware’s Strong Fiscal Management Again Earns Triple-A Bond RatingDate Posted: January 15, 2020
Special Weather Statement issued January 15 at 3:53AM EST by NWS Mount Holly NJDate Posted: January 15, 2020
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Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

DOVER, Del. – With public input sessions beginning next week to create Delaware’s plan to mitigate, adapt and respond to climate change, most Delawareans believe climate change and sea level rise are happening, and a majority say the state should act now to address both issues, according to a survey commissioned by DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy.
Residents surveyed also support a range of key strategies to reduce climate change and respond to rising sea levels. The survey, supervised by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, was conducted in late 2019 by Standage Market Research with the results announced today by DNREC.
On March 3, 4 and 5, public input sessions will be held to provide an opportunity for Delawareans to learn more about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and better prepare the state for climate impacts. Workshop attendees will also have a chance to provide their thoughts on choices the state can make to more effectively take action on climate change. These workshops are the start of public interaction in creating Delaware’s Climate Action Plan, which will review what’s being done in Delaware to reduce the impacts of climate change that the state already is experiencing, such as sea level rise and increased flooding in some areas, and to provide a comprehensive “road map” of steps to help mitigate those impacts on Delaware communities.
“More and more Delawareans are experiencing the impacts that climate change and sea level rise are having on our state, and this survey shows they support actions to reduce this growing threat,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. “The next step for Delawareans is to take part in conversations to help Delaware decide where and how we must act.”
The key findings of the survey include:
Delawareans believe in climate change. Three in 4 Delawareans (77 percent) are completely or mostly convinced that climate change is occurring, and 70 percent say the state should take immediate action to reduce its impact. Almost as many (71 percent) are completely or mostly convinced that sea level rise is happening, and almost two-thirds (63 percent) say we should take immediate action to reduce its impacts.
More Delawareans have personally experienced or observed local impacts of climate change. Fifty-six percent report personal experience with the impacts of climate change, compared to 53 percent from a 2014 survey sponsored by DNREC. Meanwhile, a growing proportion of Delawareans (47 percent) now say they have personally experienced sea level rise. That figure represents a 19-point increase from the 2014 climate survey (28 percent) and a 25-point increase from a 2009 survey conducted by Responsive Management (22 percent).
Delawareans are concerned about the future of climate change. A combined 56 percent of Delawareans think climate change will personally harm them a great deal (21 percent) or a moderate amount (35 percent). That grows to a combined 77 percent when respondents were asked if they think climate change will harm future generations a great deal (61 percent) or a moderate amount (16 percent).
“Future generations will judge us based upon the actions we take today,” Secretary Garvin said. “Failure to take action now increasingly locks us into a future with increased flooding, more intense heat waves and threats to our quality of life.”
Standage Market Research interviewed a representative sample of 1,126 registered Delaware voters for the study either by telephone (601 respondents) or online (525 respondents). Interviewees were selected through random sampling. Statistical results are weighted by demographic factors to reflect population values. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is ± 2.9 percentage points.
A full report of the survey results will be released in March.
Three Climate Action Plan public input sessions are planned next week, one in each county, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each evening. The first session will take place Tuesday, March 3, at the CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. The session will move to the Wilmington Public Library, 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, on Wednesday, March 4, and a final session will take place Thursday, March 5, at Del Tech’s Del-One Conference Center, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19901.
View the complete summary report of the climate perceptions survey at de.gov/climatesurvey.
About DNREC
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities and educates Delawareans about the environment. The Division of Climate, Coastal & Enedrgy uses science, education, policy development and incentives to address Delaware’s climate, energy and coastal challenges. For more information, visit the website and connect with @DNREC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Media Contact: Joanna Wilson, joanna.wilson@delaware.gov
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Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

DOVER, Del. – With public input sessions beginning next week to create Delaware’s plan to mitigate, adapt and respond to climate change, most Delawareans believe climate change and sea level rise are happening, and a majority say the state should act now to address both issues, according to a survey commissioned by DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy.
Residents surveyed also support a range of key strategies to reduce climate change and respond to rising sea levels. The survey, supervised by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, was conducted in late 2019 by Standage Market Research with the results announced today by DNREC.
On March 3, 4 and 5, public input sessions will be held to provide an opportunity for Delawareans to learn more about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and better prepare the state for climate impacts. Workshop attendees will also have a chance to provide their thoughts on choices the state can make to more effectively take action on climate change. These workshops are the start of public interaction in creating Delaware’s Climate Action Plan, which will review what’s being done in Delaware to reduce the impacts of climate change that the state already is experiencing, such as sea level rise and increased flooding in some areas, and to provide a comprehensive “road map” of steps to help mitigate those impacts on Delaware communities.
“More and more Delawareans are experiencing the impacts that climate change and sea level rise are having on our state, and this survey shows they support actions to reduce this growing threat,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. “The next step for Delawareans is to take part in conversations to help Delaware decide where and how we must act.”
The key findings of the survey include:
Delawareans believe in climate change. Three in 4 Delawareans (77 percent) are completely or mostly convinced that climate change is occurring, and 70 percent say the state should take immediate action to reduce its impact. Almost as many (71 percent) are completely or mostly convinced that sea level rise is happening, and almost two-thirds (63 percent) say we should take immediate action to reduce its impacts.
More Delawareans have personally experienced or observed local impacts of climate change. Fifty-six percent report personal experience with the impacts of climate change, compared to 53 percent from a 2014 survey sponsored by DNREC. Meanwhile, a growing proportion of Delawareans (47 percent) now say they have personally experienced sea level rise. That figure represents a 19-point increase from the 2014 climate survey (28 percent) and a 25-point increase from a 2009 survey conducted by Responsive Management (22 percent).
Delawareans are concerned about the future of climate change. A combined 56 percent of Delawareans think climate change will personally harm them a great deal (21 percent) or a moderate amount (35 percent). That grows to a combined 77 percent when respondents were asked if they think climate change will harm future generations a great deal (61 percent) or a moderate amount (16 percent).
“Future generations will judge us based upon the actions we take today,” Secretary Garvin said. “Failure to take action now increasingly locks us into a future with increased flooding, more intense heat waves and threats to our quality of life.”
Standage Market Research interviewed a representative sample of 1,126 registered Delaware voters for the study either by telephone (601 respondents) or online (525 respondents). Interviewees were selected through random sampling. Statistical results are weighted by demographic factors to reflect population values. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is ± 2.9 percentage points.
A full report of the survey results will be released in March.
Three Climate Action Plan public input sessions are planned next week, one in each county, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each evening. The first session will take place Tuesday, March 3, at the CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. The session will move to the Wilmington Public Library, 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, on Wednesday, March 4, and a final session will take place Thursday, March 5, at Del Tech’s Del-One Conference Center, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19901.
View the complete summary report of the climate perceptions survey at de.gov/climatesurvey.
About DNREC
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities and educates Delawareans about the environment. The Division of Climate, Coastal & Enedrgy uses science, education, policy development and incentives to address Delaware’s climate, energy and coastal challenges. For more information, visit the website and connect with @DNREC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Media Contact: Joanna Wilson, joanna.wilson@delaware.gov
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