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US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

7-25-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and ...

Google to map Liberty and Ellis islands

7-25-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Google had begun mapping Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1l0AEKP ) says the project to put the Statue of Liberty site on Google Maps with Street View started this week. It will provide 3-D, ...

State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

7-24-14
JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry. The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find ...
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MSEIA President: Solar Sector’s Growing in New Jersey

7-23-14
Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association President Dennis Wilson says the solar sector is growing in New Jersey but is growing more on the residential side rather than the business side.

Hunt on for large, exotic snake in New Jersey lake

7-22-14
JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — Traps have been set amid reports of a large exotic snake that animal control officers and a private reptile expert have been hunting for in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong (hoh-PAHT'-cong). Local animal control officers placed ...
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Officials Discuss Stormwater and Sewer Concerns

7-21-14
Sen. Bob Smith is sponsoring two bills to address New Jersey's stormwater and sewer problems.

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

7-20-14
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt. The once-thriving New England gray seal population ...
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Rep. Pallone: BPU Should Look at Offshore Wind Farms Over Long Term

7-18-14
Congressman Frank Pallone says that the Board of Public Utilities needs to look at the offshore wind farm proposals over the long term because he thinks that eventually when they become more common, the costs will decrease.

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.