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Land in Barnegat Bay watershed bought, preserved

5-15-14
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Government officials and a conservation group are buying nearly 300 acres of land in the fragile Barnegat Bay watershed in Jackson Township. The 293-acre tract is being bought for $4.5 million from the developer Hovbilt, Inc. ...

Pinelands commission: no soccer tourneys at farm

5-15-14
HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — A youth soccer tournament may have to move to another site after the Pinelands Commission barred it from hosting games on a southern New Jersey turf farm. The South Jersey Elite Barons Soccer Academy predicts it would ...

Dog’s best friend? Other dogs that give blood

5-14-14
HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Everyone knows about bloodmobiles for humans. But a bloodmobile for dogs? The University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school operates a mobile lab to make it easier for canines to make life-saving donations. Dogs might ...

Climber who fell 1,000 feet to death is named

5-13-14
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rescuers released the name of a climber from New Jersey who fell about 1,000 feet from the top of Oregon's tallest peak. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office says 57-year-old Robert Cormier of Jersey City, New Jersey, died ...

New fans planned for Atlantic City tunnel

5-13-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials plan to buy new fans to help keep the air clean in the Atlantic City tunnel. The tunnel links the Atlantic City Expressway with Marina District casinos. South Jersey Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin ...
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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 ...