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Elusive bear finally caught in northern New Jersey

9-30-14
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Wildlife officials say an elusive black bear that romped around a northern New Jersey community for several hours has been captured. The male bear was tranquilized around 3 p.m. Tuesday as it rested in a tree in Ridgewood. ...

Rutgers lab churning out baby horseshoe crabs

9-27-14
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Six thousand baby horseshoe crabs are making their way in the waters near Cape May this weekend, thanks to a Rutgers University center that grows and releases them into the wild. The New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation ...
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DEP Cracks Down on Illegal Dumping

9-26-14
The Department of Environmental Protection's "Don't Waste Our Open Space" campaign has netted charges against 20 in six months.

State: $450K in fines pending in dumping crackdown

9-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's crackdown on illegal dumping at state parks and recreational areas is adding up. The Department of Environmental Protection began the campaign six months ago and released its latest numbers Friday. It says the ...
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All Things Fall in New Jersey

9-25-14
From pumpkin picking, to corn mazes, to festivals, here is a list of all things fall going on in New Jersey this year.

Surf, coastal flooding advisories at NJ shore

9-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Rain and winds sweeping across the state could pose some trouble along the New Jersey shore. The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday. A coastal flood advisory is in effect until noon ...

Jersey shore likely to see rough surf

9-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Forecasters say the surf is up along the Jersey shore. The National Weather Service says a coastal low pressure system is likely to produce a high risk for rip currents and wave heights of 5 to 7 feet Wednesday. Forecasters ...

Cops seek 2 hikers as part of bear attack probe

9-24-14
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Police are trying to identify two hikers who may have come upon a group in a northern New Jersey nature preserve before a bear attacked and killed a Rutgers University student. West Milford police believe the two hikers ...
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Environmentalists Upset with Plans to Divert Passaic River Funds

9-23-14
Environmentalists are upset with apparent plans to divert millions of dollars intended to restore the polluted Passaic River to help balance New Jersey's budget.
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Thousands from NJ Participate in Climate March

9-22-14
Organizers of the march meant to draw attention to climate change in New York City say 10,000 New Jerseyans participated.