Campaign Aims to Replace Trees Destroyed By Sandy

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

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 ...

Paulsboro Residents Worried About Safety of Tap Water

Residents of Paulsboro have filed a federal lawsuit against Solvay, claiming the company released chemicals affecting the tap water.

Penn Foundation to fund $35M in watershed grants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The William Penn Foundation is funding $35 million of multi-year grants to protect and restore portions of the Delaware River watershed in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. The grants will fund more than 40 ...

Democrat: NJ should return to carbon-curbing pact

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney is attempting to require New Jersey to re-enter a multistate carbon pollution reduction program through legislation. The Senate's Environment Committee will hear a bill on the Regional ...

Sen. Gillibrand asks for update of oil spill plans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is urging the Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard to upgrade contingency plans for oil spills in New York and New Jersey. Gillibrand says safety guidelines need to be updated because the ...

Rep. Holt Calls for Continued Moratorium on Fracking

Congressman Rush Holt is calling for the Delaware River Basin Committee to ban fracking because many people in New Jersey are dependent on the Delaware River for their drinking water and what happens upstream affects it.

Groups oppose ocean blasting plan off NJ coast

Environmental and fishing groups are opposing a plan by three universities and the National Science Foundation to carry out seismic blast tests on the ocean floor off the New Jersey coast this summer. The groups say the tests could harm or kill ...

Airports Search for Ways to Reduce Bird Strikes

The Port Authority has tried trapping, relocating and killing wildlife around Newark and Teterboro airports to reduce the number of birds hitting planes.

Whelan Says Rejected Wind Farm Plan is a Lost Opportunity

Sen. Jim Whelan says that the wind farm plan the Board of Public Utilities rejected is a lost opportunity for New Jersey.