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Island Beach State Park jetty reopened

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have reopened a jetty at Island Beach State Park following a project to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy. The state Department of Environmental Protection says the $7.6 million project ...

Jersey the sea turtle heading west

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A loggerhead sea turtle rescued off New Jersey and cared for in South Carolina is heading to California. The South Carolina Aquarium announced that the sea turtle named Jersey will be flying to California next week to its ...

Preparing Emergency Responders for Crude Oil Disasters

Local officials want greater resources to respond to a crude oil disaster like one that happened in Quebec. State emergency responders are equipped to handle those situations, but it could take hours for them to arrive.

Online mapping tool shows US storm surge risks

MIAMI (AP) — A new online mapping tool from the National Hurricane Center shows the risks of storm surge from Texas to Maine. The hurricane center launched the interactive map Tuesday. It allows residents along the East and Gulf coasts to evaluate ...

Kayaker rescued in Barnegat Bay

BARNEGAT, N.J. (AP) — Marine police rescued a kayaker who was struggling to stay afloat in Barnegat Bay. State Police say 51-year-old Bruce Parker of Pemberton Township lost his life jacket when a large wake capsized his kayak on Tuesday. Police ...

$13B in state/local conservation measures pass

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Election Day was not just about the Republican landslide: Voters in states and counties across the nation supported about $13 billion in conservation funding. That amount was a record for money approved at the ballot box, ...

Boy donates projectile point to Smithsonian

BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — A Virginia boy has donated a prehistoric projectile point that he found along the New Jersey shore to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Noah Cordle was vacationing on Long Beach Island with his family ...

Report: Humans’ Effect on Climate Change Increasing

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report saying the human influence on the climate is clear and growing.

Bear in fatal NJ attack was acting ‘predatory’

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the first known fatal bear attack in New Jersey was unprovoked and the bear was acting in a "predatory" manner. Officials attribute the death of a 22-year-old Rutgers University student from Edison to ...

No Bidders on Fenimore Landfill

No one placed a bid for the contaminated Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township. Since the township holds the lien, it could foreclose on the property, but officials say that won't necessarily happen.