NJ DEP backs Pinelands pipe plan for air benefits

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials say a proposed pipeline plan through the Pinelands would drastically reduce air pollution in the region by enabling an old coal-burning power plant to use cleaner natural gas. Air ...

Design Competition Provides Options to Prevent Flooding

Design teams have submitted proposals to prevent flooding through the Rebuild By Design competition, lauched by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Last of 4 water pumps installed in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The last of four high-volume water pumps has been installed in Jersey City. Mayor Steve Fulop helped put the discharge pump in place Wednesday. The pumps will help discharge excess water into the Hudson River during a ...

Cape May freeholders support Pinelands pipe plan

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — Cape May County officials are backing a plan to build a natural gas pipeline through the protected Pinelands reserve to re-fuel an old coal-fired power plant. The county's freeholder board passed a resolution Tuesday night ...

Seaside Residents Say Flooding Has Worsened Since Sandy

Since Hurricane Sandy hit last year, those who live in Seaside Heights say flooding conditions have gotten worse.

300 Black Bears Expected to be ‘Harvested’ This Week

Director of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Gaming and Wildlife David Chanda says that approximately 300 black bears are expected to be killed by the end of the state's bear hunt.

Woman dies in Bloomfield fire

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a house fire in Bloomfield has claimed the life of a woman in a wheelchair. Police found 65-year-old Esther Utkewicz in her wheelchair at the front door of her burning home on Haines Street Tuesday. She was ...

Local leaders planning for climate effects

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to climate change, local officials have a message for Washington: Lead or get out of the way. Local governments have long acted as first responders in emergencies. Now they're working to plan for sea level rise, ...

PA: Snowy owls struck 5 planes a NY area airports

NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says that over the past two weeks five planes at JFK, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia airports have been struck by snowy owls. The agency released a statement Monday saying it is working ...

Jobs vs. environment in Pinelands pipe plan fracas

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The age-old issue of jobs vs. the environment is playing out again. This time, it's in the New Jersey Pinelands, a million-acre spread of protected woods and wetlands that happens to be in the way of a proposed ...