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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Report: Hudson River Most Polluted Between North Jersey and NYC

7-6-15
Nearly half of the samples taken from the Hudson River between northern New Jersey and New York City failed the EPA's safe swimming guidelines, according to a Hudson Riverkeeper report.

Making Oyster Babies on the Barnegat Bay

6-26-15
The American Littoral Society has started the process of making oyster babies by pouring larvae into a spat tank in Ocean Gate.

NJ Students Travel to Sri Lanka to Teach ESL and Help Wild Elephants

6-24-15
Guru Travel, a summer service program started by a Montclair resident, takes kids to Sri Lank to teach English to children of farmers and help inform them about wild elephant preservation.