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Gypsy moths on decline in New Jersey

7-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's gypsy moth population appears on the decline. State Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher says an aerial survey shows the amount of tree damage caused by the caterpillars this year is less than half of what it was ...
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NJ DEP Warns Against Eating Fish, Crabs from Passaic River

7-17-14
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has warned residents that the Passaic River's fish and blue claw crabs contain toxins that can cause illness if consumed.

Feds propose offshore windmill leases in NJ

7-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is proposing leases for windmill power projects off the New Jersey coast. The federal Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Management on Thursday proposed sale of leases for nearly ...

New Jersey nuke plant restarted after repairs

7-17-14
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has resumed operations after it was taken offline temporarily so crews could inspect safety equipment and make repairs. The Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township resumed full ...

Seal at New Jersey’s Jenkinson’s Aquarium dies

7-17-14
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — One of the harbor seals that has entertained visitors for more than two decades at New Jersey's Jenkinson's Aquarium has died. Coral was 23 years old. Coral had a bloody nose on Saturday, which isn't uncommon ...

Residents: NJ bridge construction causing problems

7-15-14
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Residents say a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge 60 feet has caused vibrating windows, noise, poor air quality and cracks in their homes. About 50 people outlined their problems with the Port Authority of New York and New ...

Court KOs New Jersey bid to block ocean blasting

7-14-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has cleared the path for seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey that will blast the floor of the Atlantic Ocean with loud noises as part of a climate change research project. The 3rd Circuit ...

Northern New Jersey town lifts boil water advisory

7-12-14
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a northern New Jersey town have lifted a boil water advisory that was issued after a series of tests found E. coli bacteria in the town's water system. Bloomfield had issued the order after testing detected the ...
Wind and sea ice cover influence how many krill there are at the bottom of the food chain off the Antarctic Peninsula, and the fate of the krill reverberates throughout the food chain, Grace Saba says.

Antarctic Food Web Depends on Changes in Wind and Ice Cover

7-11-14
As the wind and ice go, so go the phytoplankton; as the phytoplankton go, so go the krill and everything that eats the krill.
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BPU ‘Energy Strong’ Program to Update Infrastructure

7-10-14
Several municipalities in New Jersey will benefit from the "Energy Strong" program meant to install power redundancies and new technology to avoid major problems from storms.