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Officials: Bald eagles unruffled by PSE&G project

1-6-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — A major project by Public Service Electric & Gas in New Jersey has had minimal impact on the local bald eagle population. That's the conclusion of volunteer observers and government officials who've been monitoring PSE&G's ...

Parkway widening to require more tree cutting

1-6-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More trees will be removed along the Garden State Parkway as part of a widening project, but turnpike officials say it will affect a limited area. The $900 million widening project between Ocean County and Atlantic ...

Hunters to cull deer herd in Union County

1-5-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Union County's annual deer hunt is due to start Monday at six locations, including the Watchung and Ash Brook reservations and three parks. Officials say the hunt is intended to reduce the region's growing deer population. ...

Monmouth beach work starts; dune eyed in Wildwoods

1-3-14
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — New beach replenishment work will begin in central Monmouth County on Saturday, while at the other end of the Jersey shore, federal officials contemplate building dunes for the Wildwoods. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

Feds OK steel sea wall for Mantoloking, Brick

1-2-14
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 ...
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Former Gov. Florio Says Energy Master Plan Aims to Conserve

12-31-13
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

12-26-13
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

12-25-13
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 ...
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Margate Sends DEP Request to be Removed From Beach Replenishment Project

12-24-13
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.
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NRG Energy Wants to Help Customers Use Energy Smartly

12-24-13
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.