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NJ in Good Position to Comply with New Carbon Emission Standards

6-2-14
The EPA has announced new rules for coal-fired power plants to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

NJ welcomes carbon emission reduction guidelines

6-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Obama administration has announced the details of its plans to reduce carbon emissions from power plants across the United States. In New Jersey, where less than three percent of electricity is generated by coal, the ...

Al Gore praises Obama’s pollution cuts proposal

6-2-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore is praising the Obama administration's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants over the next 15 years. Gore, a leading advocate on climate issues, spoke Monday in New Jersey at ...

Phone app lets citizens report water pollution

5-31-14
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A free smartphone app is letting people report oil spills, marine debris and even algae blooms and jellyfish swarms in waterways around the world. The Marine Defenders app lets people instantly file reports that go to a central ...
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Officials Hope to Dredge Shark River

5-30-14
In light of the recent fish kill in Shark River, Neptune Township officials say it's time to dredge the waterway, which they've been trying to do for nearly 20 years.
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Seismic Survey Opponents Say Research Could Harm Marine Life

5-29-14
Opponents of a seismic survey in the Atlantic Ocean are launching a campaign to stop it because they fear it will negatively impact marine life.
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GASP Wants 100 Percent Smoke-Free Environment

5-29-14
Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (GASP) Executive Director Karen Blumenfeld says her organization wants a 100 percent smoke-free environment in public spaces.

Hippos get new home at New Jersey aquarium

5-29-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — They're not your typical Jersey girls, but you could say they're hip. New Jersey's Adventure Aquarium in Camden has a new home for its two Nile hippopotamuses. Genny is 4,000 pounds and Button is 3,000 pounds. The aquarium ...

Report finds health issues after chemical release

5-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Health Department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks. The state report was posted last week on ...

Cape May County zoo euthanizes lion

5-29-14
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Cape May County Park and Zoo officials have euthanized the zoo's 16-year-old male lion Brutu because his health was deteriorating. The lion began having age-related arthritis with his hind legs during the winter ...