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NJ to euthanize 114K brook trout due to disease

3-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials will euthanize 114,000 brook trout at New Jersey's Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County due to a recurrence of a fish disease. The Environmental Protection Department says tests confirmed the presence of ...

Lawmakers want gray-wolf protections to stay

3-19-14
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal lawmakers are pressing Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to drop a proposal that would end federal protections for wolves across most of the Lower 48 states. Seventy-four House members signed onto a Wednesday letter to ...

NJ KOs plan for wind power farm off Atlantic City

3-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey energy regulators have taken the air out of a $188 million plan to build a wind power farm off the coast of Atlantic City. The state Board of Public Utilities rejected a proposal by Fishermen's Energy to build ...

NJ eyes ban on fracking waste from any state

3-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a ban on treating or storing waste products created by hydraulic fracturing operations in the natural gas exploration industry. A state Senate committee advanced a bill on Monday that would ...

Essex County says 108 deer culled in recent hunt

3-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Essex County authorities say more than 100 deer were killed during the county's recent hunt. The annual hunt, staged this year at the South Mountain Reservation and the Hilltop Reservation, is intended to protect plant life and ...

NJ bill: Require public access for beach projects

3-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Beach repair projects that get state funding would have to provide public access under a bill working its way through the New Jersey legislature. A state Senate committee passed a bill Monday morning requiring that projects ...

B-52s’ Fred Schneider says don’t eat the lobster

3-17-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the founders of the quirky rock band The B-52s is using the 35th anniversary of its hit "Rock Lobster" to reiterate his opposition to eating them. Fred Schneider says he stopped eating crustaceans at age 4 after going ...

Parasitic worms found in exotic eel species

3-15-14
MIAMI (AP) — Federal scientists are warning consumers about parasitic worms found in an invasive eel species that's made a home in Florida. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say the worms were found in Asian swamp eels collected between ...
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REACT Founder: NJDEP Did Not Consider Well Water in Landfill Proposal

3-13-14
Roxbury Environmental Action Coalition Founding Member Shannon Caccavella says the NJDEP did not take into consideration groundwater in its proposal for the Fenimore Landfill.

Work to begin on rebuilding Ocean Grove boardwalk

3-13-14
NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Officials in the Victorian Jersey shore resort of Ocean Grove are hoping to rebuild the boardwalk that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy by the July Fourth holiday. Neptune Township officials have selected a contractor and ...