Feds OK steel sea wall for Mantoloking, Brick

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has signed off on a plan to build a protective steel sea wall in two of the Jersey shore communities hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. Bids are being sought as of Thursday on the $36 million project ...

Former Gov. Florio Says Energy Master Plan Aims to Conserve

Former Gov. Jim Florio says that the Energy Master Plan can help New Jersey conserve energy by switching to wind and solar energy.

Meadowlands to undergo plant life study

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Commission has received a federal grant to study whether there are barriers to restoring several areas in the northern New Jersey region. The federal Environmental Protection Administration is contributing ...

Animal advocates sue over airport battle with owls

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut animal advocacy group has sued several federal agencies over a recently halted practice of shooting snowy owls near airport runways in New York. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1cRxnbt ) that ...

Margate Sends DEP Request to be Removed From Beach Replenishment Project

Margate residents voted against the Army Corps dune building project and the mayor and commissioners sent a resolution to the DEP requesting to be removed from it.

NRG Energy Wants to Help Customers Use Energy Smartly

NRG Energy Northeast Retail President Jim Steffes says the utility provider wants to keep customers for the long term and help them use energy in a smarter way.

NJ nuke plant back online after maintenance work

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has returned to service after crews completed some maintenance work on a system that regulates pressure to the steam turbines. Officials at the Oyster Creek plant in Lacey ...

Emotions run high in Pinelands gas pipeline plan

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey agency tasked with protecting the largest tract of open space between Virginia and Boston will decide next month whether to side with a forest sitting atop 17 trillion gallons of some of the most ...

NJ county bans hydraulic fracturing

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — In a largely symbolic measure, Middlesex County has become the first in New Jersey to ban hydraulic fracturing, a method of drilling for natural gas. The county's freeholder board unanimously adopted the ban Thursday. So ...

Guilty plea in NJ in rhino horn smuggling ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chinese national has admitted running an international smuggling ring that specialized in rhino horns. Zhifei Li made the admission in federal court in Newark on Thursday. The 29-year-old resident of Shandong, China, pleaded ...