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Environmental advocates urge state to rejoin RGGI

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Environmental advocates have weighed in at a public hearing on the Christie administration's proposal to formally repeal rules aimed at reducing pollution from power plants. Friday's hearing comes more than two years after Gov. ...

Mechanical issues thwart seismic research project

LONG BEACH ISLAND, N.J. (AP) — A seismic research project that has faced steep criticism will be postponed to next summer. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1oMtqyu) reports that a project aimed at studying sea level rise by sending sound ...

Phoenix Park to Take Place of Brownfield in Camden

In Camden, Phoenix Park is taking over a brownfield -- the former American Minerals industrial site, which was contaminated with radium and thorium.

A Visit to Cape May Lighthouse on National Lighthouse Day

This National Lighthouse Day, we visited the historic Cape May Lighthouse, which stands nearly 160 feet tall and was first lit in 1859.

NRG to close Illinois coal plant in clean-air move

CHICAGO (AP) — An energy company has announced plans to close one Illinois coal-fired generating unit in Romeoville and convert a facility in Joliet to natural gas to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The company says the move will eliminate 250 ...

Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

MIAMI (AP) — Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still expects ...

NJDEP Offers Grants to Help Pay for Removal of Leaking Oil Tanks

New Jersey homeowners may be able to apply for a Department of Environmental Protection grant to pay for the removal of leaking underground oil tanks, but wait times are long.

NJ Animal Shelters Struggle to Meet Demand

Animal shelters in New Jersey are finding the needs of animals is outpacing their financial means.

Bird migration delays drone tests in south Jersey

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Drone test flights in southern New Jersey are delayed in order to shield protected migratory birds. The New Jersey Institute of Technology was set to begin testing drones at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May in ...

Paulsboro Residents Concerned About Health Following Derailment

Those living in Paulsboro say they're worried about their health since the cancer-causing gas vinyl chloride was released into the air after a train derailment in 2012.