Thousands of fish found dead in Shark River

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Oxygen depletion is believed the likely cause of a massive fish kill in the Shark River. Monmouth County's health department received a report at 5:30 a.m. Monday. Officials say thousands of fish have died mainly in the Belmar ...

Beach rehab project targets the other Jersey shore

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A project to repair damage to five of New Jersey's Delaware Bay beaches has been completed, just in time for summer and thousands of migrating shorebirds. The $1.6 million project was intended to restore bay beaches in ...

Judge orders wildlife officials to act on lynx

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials say it could take two years or more to finish a long-delayed recovery plan for Canada lynx after a judge ordered the government to move forward with the work. The snow-loving wild cats were listed as a ...

NJ Officials Begin Planning for Climate Change Effects

A recent federal report claims climate change will be causing higher temperatures in the summer, colder and snowier winters and increased flooding.

Belmar bans smoking on beach, boardwalk

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Belmar is the latest Jersey shore town to ban smoking on its beaches and boardwalk. The year-round ban will take effect on Memorial Day weekend. The town had previously allowed smoking in designated areas. Mayor Matt Doherty ...

Firefighters stop Woodbridge brush fire

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a large brush fire in central New Jersey that threatened ammunition storage at a gun range. The fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon in Woodbridge Township, near the junction of ...

Lambertville Playground Closed Because of Contaminated Soil

Tests found toxins, including lead, in the soil beneath a Lambertville playground. Officials say remediation will take six months.

Recreational Fishermen Worry Beach Replenishment Will Ruin Fishing Conditions

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to notch up jetties as part of a beach replenishment project, which recreational fishermen say will destroy conditions where they currently fish.

US funds China-backed windmills NJ rejected twice

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has promised up to $47 million to a Chinese-backed windmill project that has already been rejected twice by New Jersey regulators. Fishermen's Energy says it hopes the federal funds will ...

UMaine-led offshore wind project loses key grant

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine-led offshore wind pilot project has failed to a win a key $47 million grant from the federal government. The Department of Energy said Wednesday that the Maine Aqua Ventus project was selected as an ...