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Making Maple Syrup in New Jersey

3-12-15
Students learn the technique of making maple syrup at Howell Living History Farm during maple sugaring season, which ends in late March.

Environmentalists Campaign by Bus Ahead of Pinelands Commission Vote

3-12-15
Conservationists hit the road to visit five New Jersey senators still believed to be undecided about the controversial Barr nomination.

Officials Work to Ban Synthetic Microbeads

3-10-15
Synthetic plastic microbeads used in personal care products pose environmental dangers since they pass through most water treatment systems and end up in waterways.

State Senate Moves on Several Fronts to Block Exxon Mobil Settlement

3-10-15
One panel releases resolution condemning the Christie administration’s drastically reduced payout in $8.9 billion case.

Officials Question Christie’s Involvement in Exxon Settlement

3-5-15
Environmentalists and some elected officials are questioning Gov. Christie's involvement in the settlement allowing ExxonMobil to pay $225 million for almost $9 billion in environmental damages.

Four Former NJ Governors Move to Block Pinelands Panel Nomination

3-3-15
Two Democrats and two Republicans draft a letter to the state Senate asking legislators to oppose the confirmation of Robert Barr.

Exxon Settlement Angers Environmentalists, Lawmakers

3-2-15
Exxon will reportedly have to pay $250 million to remediate environmental damage the company caused. But the total cost is about $9 billion.

Assembly Committee Passes Measure to Encourage Offshore Wind

3-2-15
The Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee passed a resolution urging the state BPU to stop dragging its feet on offshore wind.

Makeup of Pinelands Commission Awaits Barr’s Confirmation Hearing

2-25-15
NJTV News Correspondent Brenda Flanagan discusses Robert Barr's confirmation hearing for a seat on the Pinelands Commission and the proposed South Jersey Gas pipeline.

Better Prepared? What Meteorologists Learned from Hurricane Sandy

2-23-15
The National Weather Service has made a number of changes, but challenges remain in improving forecasts and communication with the public.