Experts monitor whale in waters off NY, New Jersey

NEW YORK (AP) — Experts say they've been monitoring reports of a humpback whale in the waters between New York City and New Jersey. The Advance (http://bit.ly/VHHuPx ) says a boater made a video of the whale last week off Staten Island. Mendy ...

Ocean Grove boardwalk reopens

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — One of New Jersey's last boardwalks destroyed by Superstorm Sandy has reopened. Gov. Chris Christie was on hand Thursday, saying the Ocean Grove boardwalk marks the close of another chapter in the Jersey shore's recovery. The ...

APNewsBreak: NJ wants court to stop ocean research

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials will seek a court order blocking a plan to carry out seismic research by blasting the ocean floor with sound waves. The state Department of Environmental Protection tells the Associated ...

Environment NJ Director: Electric Cars Would Cut Down 55 Million Gallons of Gas By 2025

Environment New Jersey Director Doug O'Malley says that by driving electric vehicles, the equivalent of 55 million gallons of gas would be cut down by 2025.

Feds OK ocean seismic test; some fear for sea life

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — A federal agency has approved a plan to conduct seismic testing off the New Jersey coast, despite opponents' fears it could harm marine life and disrupt the state's fishing industry. The National Marine Fisheries Service ...

Jersey shore unfazed by great white shark surge

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — Despite a surge in the great white shark population and some recent sightings off the Jersey shore, beachgoers still plan to hit the beach for the Fourth of July weekend. A study by National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

New Jersey scores legal win in beach dune case

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — State prosecutors have scored a legal victory over a southern New Jersey couple that was seeking roughly $800,000 for an easement on their property that was needed to build a sand dune and beachfront protection project. ...

Officials clash over beach contamination warnings

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal and state officials are clashing over standards for warning the public about water contamination at the nation's beaches. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awards grants to states in the Great Lakes region ...

Great White Shark Numbers Have Increased

According to a new NOAA report, the number of great white sharks has been on the rise since the 1990s.

NJ man fined $21K for illegal dumping in park

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A garbage run has proved to be costly for a southern New Jersey man. The state's Department of Environmental Protection has fined a Seaside Heights man more than $21,000 for illegally dumping eight garbage bags full of ...