The U.S. Secretary of the Interior and congressional leaders announced that $162 million of the Hurricane Sandy relief package will be used for 45 restoration projects along the East Coast, including one at an Oceanville wildlife refuge.
Monarch butterflies travel through Cape May each fall on their way to Mexico. This year, the numbers are lower than the past, but the Monarch Migration Project believes the decrease is part of a normal cycle and not because of Hurricane Sandy.
Save Ellis Island Chairman Peter Lillo says the government shutdown has delayed the reopening of Ellis Island. It was supposed to reopen at the end of October, a year after Hurricane Sandy damage closed the facility. Now Lillo hopes for a 2014 reopening.
Members of the New Jersey Work Environment Council released a report entitled "Failure to Act," which finds state jobs and residents are at risk from toxic chemical disasters. But the NJ DEP says programs to reduce the use of chemicals have been successful.
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