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State: $450K in fines pending in dumping crackdown

9-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's crackdown on illegal dumping at state parks and recreational areas is adding up. The Department of Environmental Protection began the campaign six months ago and released its latest numbers Friday. It says the ...
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All Things Fall in New Jersey

9-25-14
From pumpkin picking, to corn mazes, to festivals, here is a list of all things fall going on in New Jersey this year.

Surf, coastal flooding advisories at NJ shore

9-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Rain and winds sweeping across the state could pose some trouble along the New Jersey shore. The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday. A coastal flood advisory is in effect until noon ...

Jersey shore likely to see rough surf

9-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Forecasters say the surf is up along the Jersey shore. The National Weather Service says a coastal low pressure system is likely to produce a high risk for rip currents and wave heights of 5 to 7 feet Wednesday. Forecasters ...

Cops seek 2 hikers as part of bear attack probe

9-24-14
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Police are trying to identify two hikers who may have come upon a group in a northern New Jersey nature preserve before a bear attacked and killed a Rutgers University student. West Milford police believe the two hikers ...
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Environmentalists Upset with Plans to Divert Passaic River Funds

9-23-14
Environmentalists are upset with apparent plans to divert millions of dollars intended to restore the polluted Passaic River to help balance New Jersey's budget.
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Thousands from NJ Participate in Climate March

9-22-14
Organizers of the march meant to draw attention to climate change in New York City say 10,000 New Jerseyans participated.
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NJ Farms Attract Tourists with Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Picking

9-22-14
New Jersey ranks ninth nationwide in total agritourism dollars.

Bear suspected of killing hiker in New Jersey

9-22-14
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A 300-pound male bear believed to have killed a hiker in northern New Jersey was circling the victim when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it. Twenty-two-year-old Darsh Patel and four friends from Edison, ...
Panelists (L-R) Randall Solomon, co-founder, Sustainable Jersey and senior advisor, The College of New Jersey; Tom Bracken, president, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce; Jeana Wirtenberg, co-founder and senior advisor, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise; James Gowen, chief sustainability officer and vice president of supply chain operations, Verizon at the annual New Jersey Sustainability and Small Business Summit.

Going Green in a Busy World at the NJ Sustainability and Small Business Summit

9-19-14
Attendees to the annual New Jersey Sustainability and Small Business Summit at Saint Peter's University learned how they can go green and make their businesses more sustainable.