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Oyster Farmers Get Back to Barnegat Bay After Sandy

4-11-13
Hurricane Sandy wiped out much of the oyster population in the Barnegat Bay and those in the industry are trying to recover their losses.
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Hurricane Sandy Has Changed Surfing Conditions at Jersey Shore

4-8-13
The power of Hurricane Sandy redistributed sand along the Jersey coast, changing surfing conditions.
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Cultivating Sustainable Relationships: A Seton Hall Garden is a Study of the Marriage Between Humans and the Environment

4-4-13
A campus garden helps students recognize ways to have a healthy relationship with the planet.
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Ship Bottom Residents Reluctant to Sign Easements to Build Dunes

4-3-13
One couple who has lived in Ship Bottom for 45 years is worried about the consequences of signing an easement for a dune replenishment project and feels bullied by the governor.
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Pallone Touts Aid for Marina Repairs and Warns of Sequester Impact

4-3-13
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6) announced $14.5 million in federal funding for Atlantic Highlands Harbor to repair marina piers damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The congressman also said that cutbacks as a result of the sequester would be felt in New Jersey slowly but surely.
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Environmental Activist Blasts Court Ruling Allowing Waiver of DEP Rules

4-1-13
The New Jersey Appellate Division held that there are certain limited circumstances in which environmental rules should be waived. But environmentalists, like Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club, are outraged.
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Ellis Island Still Closed Due to Sandy Damage

3-29-13
After suffering extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island is still recovering and won't be open to the public until July.
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Long Beach Township Mayor Blames Misinformation for Blocking Dune Projects

3-29-13
Joseph Manicini says his town's dune project is simply about putting sand in front of oceanfront homes, all paid for by the federal government.
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Toms River’s Environmental Legacy Offers a Cautionary Tale

3-28-13
In a new book, award-winning journalist Dan Fagin writes about the legacy of Toms River and the lessons learned about the relationship between cancer and the environment.
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New Tree Trimming Tool Hailed By Utility Company

3-27-13
JCP&L first started using the aerial saws to help clean up after Superstorm Sandy. They have been so effective they are now part of the utility company's comprehensive vegetation management program.