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Officials Investigate Fish Kill in Shark River

5-12-14
Tens of thousands of menhaden, also called bunker, fish have been found dead in Shark River.

NJ Senate votes to ban fracking waste

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has voted to ban treating or storing waste products created by natural gas drillers. The legislation approved Monday also stops the use of waste water from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for deicing or ...

Thousands of fish found dead in Shark River

5-12-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Oxygen depletion is believed the likely cause of a massive fish kill in the Shark River. Monmouth County's health department received a report at 5:30 a.m. Monday. Officials say thousands of fish have died mainly in the Belmar ...

Beach rehab project targets the other Jersey shore

5-11-14
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A project to repair damage to five of New Jersey's Delaware Bay beaches has been completed, just in time for summer and thousands of migrating shorebirds. The $1.6 million project was intended to restore bay beaches in ...

Judge orders wildlife officials to act on lynx

5-9-14
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials say it could take two years or more to finish a long-delayed recovery plan for Canada lynx after a judge ordered the government to move forward with the work. The snow-loving wild cats were listed as a ...
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NJ Officials Begin Planning for Climate Change Effects

5-8-14
A recent federal report claims climate change will be causing higher temperatures in the summer, colder and snowier winters and increased flooding.

Belmar bans smoking on beach, boardwalk

5-8-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Belmar is the latest Jersey shore town to ban smoking on its beaches and boardwalk. The year-round ban will take effect on Memorial Day weekend. The town had previously allowed smoking in designated areas. Mayor Matt Doherty ...

Firefighters stop Woodbridge brush fire

5-7-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a large brush fire in central New Jersey that threatened ammunition storage at a gun range. The fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon in Woodbridge Township, near the junction of ...
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Lambertville Playground Closed Because of Contaminated Soil

5-7-14
Tests found toxins, including lead, in the soil beneath a Lambertville playground. Officials say remediation will take six months.
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Recreational Fishermen Worry Beach Replenishment Will Ruin Fishing Conditions

5-7-14
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to notch up jetties as part of a beach replenishment project, which recreational fishermen say will destroy conditions where they currently fish.