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What goes into testing New Jersey’s waters?

7-17-17
The New Jersey Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program inspects water samples from oceans, lakes, bays, rivers and creeks to check for safe levels of bacteria.

A look inside the Jersey sweet corn business

7-13-17
New Jersey farmers harvested 59.5 million pounds of sweet corn last year, according to the NJ Department of Agriculture.

DEP holds first public hearing on statewide water supply plan

7-11-17
Environmentalists say the long-awaited water management blueprint doesn’t go far enough.

State lawmakers from both parties take aim at negligent landlords

7-11-17
Democratic and republican lawmakers push for greater accountability from landlords they claim are taking advantage of low-income families.

Trenton previews microgrid project amid statewide push for energy infrastructure upgrade

7-5-17
Microgrids are small-scale, localized power systems that provide back up power. If the grid goes down, critical systems can stay up.

Debate over how to spend NJ’s share of Volkswagen settlement money

6-22-17
Sens. Bateman and Smith want to spend New Jersey’s share of the Volkswagen settlement money on reducing diesel emissions and adding more charging stations for zero-emission vehicles.

PSEG CEO discusses his vision for the future of energy in NJ

6-21-17
Ralph Izzo, chairman, president and CEO of PSEG, wants to focus on reducing energy use while making it more environmentally friendly to produce.

Ortley Beach replenishment effort underway

6-6-17
A long-awaited beach replenishment project in Sandy-damaged shore towns is now underway and its being met with relief and resistance.

Local leaders react to President Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Climate deal

6-2-17
President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement has caused resistance in some while others maintain support.