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60 percent reduction in acidity of Delaware rain

Several decades ago, precipitation in Delaware was among the most acidic in the country. Pollutants in the air reacted with rainwater to sprinkle sulfuric, nitric and carbonic acids onto the ground below, affecting crops and ecosystems statewide.
"It's one of the largest, longest continual records in the whole country, and the data shows pretty dramatically that the legislation is working."
- Joseph Scudlark, assistant director of the School of Marine Science and Policy in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

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60 percent reduction in acidity of Delaware rain

Story contains video Source: Terra Daily, Sat May 12, 2012
Several decades ago, precipitation in Delaware was among the most acidic in the country. Pollutants in the air reacted with rainwater to sprinkle sulfuric, nitric and carbonic acids onto the ground below, affecting crops and ecosystems statewide.

Fisker To Retool Former GM Plant To Make Electric Cars

Source: Wall Street Journal, Wed October 28, 2009
Electric-car start-up Fisker Automotive said Tuesday it will invest nearly $200 million to buy and retool a former General Motors plant in Wilmington, Del., facing off against Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and other big manufacturers in the nascent market for electric vehicles.

Elderly woman rescued from blaze

Source: Delaware Online, Sun February 08, 2009
New Castle, Delaware, USA - Reaching down into the smoke-filled blackness from shattered bedroom windows, rescuers tried in vain to pull 79-year-old Margaret Turko out of her burning home.

First U.S. greenhouse cap-and-trade market opens

Source: ENN, Sat September 27, 2008
New York City, New York, USA - Ten states in the U.S. Northeast kicked off the country's first cap-and-trade market on greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday, gaining accolades from environmentalists and many businesses but also eliciting concerns about how the states will spend the money the plan raises.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Connecticut Team Takes Top Honors at 2007 Canon Envirothon

Source: Yahoo! Finance, Tue August 07, 2007
Lake Success, New York, USA - A five-member team of high school students from Housatonic Valley High School in Falls Village, Connecticut, are the winners of the 2007 Canon Envirothon.

Nanotube Network Could Spot Wing Weakening

Source: NewScientistTech, Sun October 08, 2006
Delaware, US - Embedding carbon nanotubes within composite materials, like aircraft wings, could help spot structural flaws that would otherwise escape detection, researchers claim.

Delaware Gov. Minner signs farmland, forest protection bills

Source: Capitol Reports, Mon August 08, 2005
Dover, DE - Governor Ruth Ann Minner has signed legislation establishing a new program to protect Delaware's forestland and to create a permanent funding source for farmland preservation.

USDA releases funds to restore wetlands in 20 states

Source: Capitol Reports, Tue August 02, 2005
Washington, DC - Agriculture Deputy Secretary Chuck Conner has announced the availability of $5 million in the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) for restoration activities in 20 states.

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