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18 sentenced in South Dakota wildlife case

2-13-14
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say 18 people have pleaded guilty and been sentenced for wildlife violations at a commercial hunting operation in southern South Dakota's Todd County. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says it's one of ...

Feds OK $26.3M to buy out flood-prone homes

2-6-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has awarded New Jersey $26.3 million to enable it to buy 89 homes in flood-prone sections of Woodbridge. The state is in the process of buying homes from willing sellers affected by Superstorm Sandy ...

New Jersey company plans Iowa wind farm project

2-6-14
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A New Jersey company has announced plans to invest $42 million in a west-central Iowa wind farm. The Des Moines Register says (http://dmreg.co/1ncROoN ) the project will go up in Carroll County and have a capacity of 20 ...

Enviros ask NJ to toughen rules on storm pollution

2-5-14
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Nine environmental groups are asking New Jersey officials to do a better job of limiting water pollution caused by storm runoff. The groups say permits issued by state government for things like municipal sewer ...
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NJ Motorists Are Seeing More Potholes This Winter

1-30-14
The bitter cold temperatures and snowfall have formed more potholes this winter and crews are working hard to keep up.

Crews cleaning up oil spill into SE Pa. river

1-28-14
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Environmental officials say they are monitoring the cleanup a spill of about 1,000 gallons of crude oil into the Delaware River near Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says a pipe ruptured ...

Super Bowl will be coldest, could also be greenest

1-26-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is hoping its first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl is also its greenest. Since the mid-1990s, the league has been trying to gradually reduce the carbon footprint left behind by the Big ...

FEMA will let group seek funds for boardwalk work

1-25-14
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — After twice rejecting the request, federal officials now say a central New Jersey community group can seek $1 million in federal aid for repairing a boardwalk that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Officials tell the Asbury ...

2 new groups seek to block Palisades tower in NJ

1-23-14
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (AP) — Two more organizations are seeking to join a lawsuit against LG Electronics over a planned 143-foot corporate tower that would pierce the tree line of the Palisades cliffs on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. ...

NJ eyes controlled burns to fight forest fires

1-20-14
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is on the verge of approving more controlled burns of underbrush on forest floors. The goal is to prevent major forest fires and help ecosystems that depend on fire as part of the natural cycle. The ...