Delaware Public Media

Katie Peikes

Science Reporter/Fill-In Host

Katie Peikes came to Delaware from Logan, Utah, where she worked as a municipal government reporter for a newspaper while simultaneously serving as a correspondent for Utah Public Radio covering science, technology, transportation and features.

Originally from Connecticut, she has contributed as an intern to other member stations including WNPR in Hartford and WDIY in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She even had a brief stint writing technology news for a magazine in Ireland.

When she's not in the office, Katie enjoys hiking, running, skiing or kayaking at one of Delaware's state parks.

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Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

The state’s Environmental Appeals Board is allowing Milton-area residents to continue fighting a planned wastewater recycling facility.

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UPDATE: The advisory was lifted at 3 p.m. on May 24. 


State environmental officials have issued a recreational water advisory for Slaughter Beach after tests revealed high amounts of bacteria in the water.


Courtesy of Michael Shay and University of Delaware

New research shows magnetic explosions occur in a turbulent part of the Earth’s magnetic field and scientists — including a University of Delaware professor — want to understand how this affects the region in space near the Earth where the majority of manmade satellites are.


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Scientists at Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute have been engineering a pair of molecular scissors to help diagnose and assist in treatments for cancer.

But what exactly are these molecular scissors capable of?

Surfrider Foundation, Delaware chapter

Opponents of offshore drilling will join hands in Rehoboth Beach Saturday to take a stand against the Trump administration’s proposal to open up Delaware’s coast to oil and gas exploration.

Courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Delaware Museum of Natural History will host an Endangered Species Day celebration this weekend.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A polluted aquifer in Hockessin will get federal cleanup assistance, after being added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Priorities List Tuesday.


City of Rehoboth Beach

Results from a state-mandated study coinciding with Rehoboth Beach’s ocean outfall project show heavy rains contaminate the city’s stormwater outfalls and by extension the nearby ocean.

Courtesy of Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

One month after releasing a report on how contamination from Mountaire Farms will degrade the quality of the Indian River over time, environmentalists at the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays wanted to turn their frustrations into positive action.


Katie Young / Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

In less than a month, the City of Rehoboth Beach will start discharging treated wastewater through an outfall pipe into the Atlantic Ocean.

Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Executive Director Chris Bason says once Rehoboth stops discharging treated wastewater into the canal on June 1, the final major point source of discharge into Rehoboth Bay will be eliminated.