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NJ wildfire smoke hampers air quality in New York

4-7-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say smoke from a brush fire in southern New Jersey could make breathing a chore for people in the New York metropolitan area, some 90 miles away. The Environmental Protection Agency declared Monday an air quality action ...

Quiet start to trout fishing season in NJ

4-6-14
PARK RIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The first day of trout fishing season in New Jersey was quiet in some parts of northern New Jersey, and a recent outbreak of a disease among the fish may be the reason. The state Department of Environmental Protection said ...

Southern NJ town keeps eye out for escaped bobcat

4-5-14
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Residents in one Ocean County town are being told to be on the lookout for a missing cat — but this isn't your average feline. His name is Rocky and he's a 3-year-old, 38-pound bobcat. He's been missing from his ...

NJ supply company owner admits lying to EPA

4-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A co-owner of a New Jersey company supplying industrial pipes, valves and fittings has admitted to lying to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials during a debarment hearing. The Department of Justice says Victor Boski ...
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Essex County Prepares for 38th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

4-4-14
Essex County prepares for its annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park, set to begin on April 5.
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Shark River Dredging Project Worries Some Residents

4-3-14
Some who live near Shark River are worried about contaminated silt that would be dredged in a proposed project.
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Competition Highlights Design Proposals to Prevent Future Storm Damage

4-3-14
Participants in the "Rebuild By Design" competition outlined their proposals to prevent damage from future storms like Hurricane Sandy.

Top toxic sites in Anadarko Petroleum settlement

4-3-14
Top toxic sites among thousands that are part of the $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with approximate amount of funding for cleanup efforts and details about the sites, as provided by the Justice Department: —Henderson, Nev.: ...
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Campaign Aims to Replace Trees Destroyed By Sandy

4-2-14
Municipalities have signed up for the New Jersey Community Tree Recovery Campaign, which will hand out tree seedlings to more than 100 communities.

Sussex County dairy spared from development

4-2-14
ANDOVER, N.J. (AP) — State officials have agreed to preserve a 260-acre former dairy farm in Sussex County from development. Some $5.8 million will be spent to spare the rolling hills and green fields of Francisco Farm in Andover that was targeted ...