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150715Wanko

Thunderstorm Cuts Belmar’s Sandcastle Contest Short

7-15-15
Although a thunderstorm cleared the beach in Belmar during the 29th New Jersey Sandcastle Contest, people still participated and will be awarded prizes.
150714Hill

Stevens Students Build Sustainable House for Solar Decathlon

7-14-15
Stevens Institute of Technology students have created a sustainable house using solar power for the U.S. Department of Energy contest Solar Decathlon 2015. They say it is a useful design for the Jersey Shore.
150713Flanagan

NJ Blue Holes Can be Beautiful But Deadly

7-13-15
Old quarries that have filled with water form blue holes in New Jersey. The picturesque places look like swimming pools, but some have drowned in the very deep, cold waters.
150713Tittel

Sierra Club Director: DEP Did Not Protect Environment with Exxon Settlement

7-13-15
New Jersey Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel says that the Department of Environmental Protection did not protect the environment in New Jersey when it agreed to a settlement with Exxon for contaminating refinery sites.
150713Wanko

Horticulture Industry is Largest Sector of NJ Agriculture

7-13-15
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture says horticulture, the practice of garden cultivation and management, is the largest sector of the state's agriculture.
150710Flanagan

Sen. Lesniak, Environmentalists Ask Judge to Let Them Intervene in Exxon Settlement Case

7-10-15
Sen. Ray Lesniak and a group of environmentalists have asked a Superior Court judge to let them legally intervene in the Exxon settlement case. The company has agreed to pay $225 million to the state of New Jersey for environmental damage, but opponents say Exxon owes close to $9 billion.
150513Hill

Horses Help Medical Students Improve Bedside Manner

7-10-15
Rutgers Medical School offers Horses for Healers, a class that lets students interact with horses to become more aware of non-verbal cues that will help with future patients.
150710Wanko

Pleasant Valley Lavender Offers the Plants in New Jersey

7-10-15
Pleasant Valley Lavender in Morganville gives people a place to get lavender, which can be used in various ways, including in cooking and on the skin.
150708Wanko

Studying Portuguese Man-of-War in New Jersey

7-8-15
Portuguese Man-of-War stings can be severe and they have been found along the Jersey Shore this summer.
150707Vannozzi

Liberty State Park Advocates Fear Commercial Development Despite New Law

7-7-15
Even though officials passed a law granting the NJDEP final say over development at Liberty State Park, advocates say keeping the Meadowlands Commission involved is troubling.