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Horseshoe Crabs Essential for Bird Species’ Survival

5-3-16
The red knot is a species of bird that travels 19,000 miles from South America to the Arctic. They stop and feed in the Delaware Bay on horseshoe crabs, which are endangered. The shortened supply doesn't allow the birds to properly refuel on their journey which also makes them endangered.
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Residents Set to Battle State Over the Future of Sparta Mountain

4-27-16
Locals are fighting to stop the NJDEP from allowing the cutting down of older trees on Sparta Mountain, fearing it will become a safe haven for commercial logging operations.
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Ringwood Still Plagued with Contamination

4-22-16
For years, the now-closed Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Mahwah dumped hundreds of thousands of tons of paint sludge in two, deep Ringwood mines and contaminated the soil and water. Although there was site cleanup in the '90s, it remains on the Superfund list.
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College Kids Make Strides in Green Engineering

4-22-16
Students at Raritan Valley Community College, Rutgers and Stevens Institute of Technology work in various ways to minimize people's impact on the environment.
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Conditions Ripe for Wildfires in NJ

4-21-16
New Jersey is in the midst of a lingering dry spell and it’s got fire officials on high alert.
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NJ Motorists Will Soon Have to Pay for Emissions Re-Inspection

4-15-16
New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission is doing away with the tailpipe emissions test May 1 and within a few months, motorists who fail the new emissions test will have to pay to get re-inspected.
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New Jersey Earth Day 2016 Events

4-15-16
April 22 is Earth Day, but there are events happening throughout New Jersey during much of the month.
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Climate Change Causes NJ Growing Season to Start Earlier

4-1-16
New research has found New Jersey's growing season for farmers is starting earlier, more like Maryland or Virginia, since temperatures are warming.
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Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival Starts April 9

4-1-16
The 40th annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival begins April 9 in Branch Brook Park.
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Environmentalists Fight Great Adventure’s Solar Site

3-29-16
Six environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Six Flags Great Adventure to stop the building of solar panels at the Jackson facility that would require the removal of 15,000 trees.