NJ MVC approves disputed new car dealer rule

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey motor vehicle officials have approved a new regulation that would require all new car dealers to obtain a franchise agreement in order to receive a state license. The regulation adopted Tuesday effectively prohibits ...

300 dead birds found in home of NJ animal aide

LITTLE SILVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have discovered more than 300 dead birds and the decomposing bodies of animals in the New Jersey homes where a woman who rescued animals lived. Officials found the dead birds in cages stacked from floor to ...

NJ Secretary of Agriculture Says Cold Winter’s Fine for Farms

NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher says that a good, cold and hearty winter is fine for the farms because it kills off disease and pests.
The formation of deep water in the North Atlantic and its circulation around the world, depicted in this image from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Big Changes in the Deep North Atlantic May Erode Defense Against Global Warming

Changes in ocean circulation may dramatically accelerate global climate change.

Fair Share Housing Director: Bill for Sandy Cleanup Puzzling

Fair Share Housing Center Associate Director Kevin Walsh says it puzzling to see HGI bills higher than expected when the company did not produce any reports for their Hurricane Sandy work.

Environmentalists Concerned About Road Salt Effects

Environmentalists are concerned that the abundant use of road salt this winter will adversely affect waterways.

East Coast fishing communities get disaster aid

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — East Coast states are getting nearly $36 million in disaster relief funding for communities that have suffered severe economic losses due to declining fish populations. The funding is part of $75 million being sent from the ...

Park commission asks LG to reduce tower height

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The Palisades Interstate Park Commission has voted to ask an electronics company to reduce the height of a planned building along the Hudson River. The commission unanimously approved a resolution Monday night that stated LG ...

Mass. gives green light to gas-fired power plant

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts environmental officials have signed off on all the state and local permits and approvals needed for construction of a proposed 692-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant at the site of the existing Salem Harbor ...

NJ weighs smoking ban at beaches and parks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in the state. A state Assembly committee advanced the proposal at a hearing Thursday morning. It now goes to the full Assembly, ...