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Report Gives 11 of 15 NJ Counties an F for High Ozone Days

4-30-15
The American Lung Association's State of the Air Report found 11 of the 15 counties monitored got an F for High Ozone Days. The organization is concerned about New Jersey's air quality.

Chicken Rental Business Booming

4-29-15
Rent The Chicken, which started renting chickens and coops in Pennsylvania two years ago, has now expanded to other areas, including New Jersey and business has quintupled.

Assembly Questions DEP Commissioner About Exxon Settlement

4-27-15
During a budget committee hearing, members of the Assembly asked DEP Commissioner Bob Martin about the reasoning behind the $225 million settlement with Exxon.

Rep. Pallone: Dangers Still Exist with Offshore Drilling

4-27-15
Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6) says that dangers still exist with offshore drilling and that the further out drilling takes place, the greater the possibility of an oil spill.

Admiring Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park

4-24-15
Essex County is adding 1,000 cherry trees to Branch Brook Park this year, bringing the total to 5,000 trees. The park becomes a tourist attraction each spring when the cherry blossoms bloom.

Senate Committee Wonders Where State’s Water Supply Plan Is

4-22-15
The Senate Legislative Oversight Committee chose Earth Day to discuss New Jersey's water supply plan, which hasn't been updated since 1996.

Controversy Over Great Adventure’s Solar Power System

4-22-15
Environmentalists are upset with Six Flags Great Adventure's plan to clear about 18,000 trees on 90 acres of forest land to construct a solar power system.

Volunteers Clean Trenton During Litter March

4-21-15
On the eve of Earth Day, volunteers participated in Trenton's 28th Annual Clean Communities Litter March.

Learning to Shear Sheep at Howell Living History Farm

4-21-15
Young people learn to shear sheep at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township.

NJ Beach Replenishment Project Begins

4-17-15
The beaches in Allenhurst, Loch Arbour and southern Deal will be getting 1.4 million cubic yards of sand to replenish what was lost during Hurricane Sandy.