Groups oppose ocean blasting plan off NJ coast

Environmental and fishing groups are opposing a plan by three universities and the National Science Foundation to carry out seismic blast tests on the ocean floor off the New Jersey coast this summer. The groups say the tests could harm or kill ...

Airports Search for Ways to Reduce Bird Strikes

The Port Authority has tried trapping, relocating and killing wildlife around Newark and Teterboro airports to reduce the number of birds hitting planes.

Whelan Says Rejected Wind Farm Plan is a Lost Opportunity

Sen. Jim Whelan says that the wind farm plan the Board of Public Utilities rejected is a lost opportunity for New Jersey.

Court: Christie improperly cut pollution rules

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled the Christie administration improperly repealed regulations that cut power plant pollution. The appeal stems from a 2012 lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the way the state ...

Missing New Jersey horse found

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A missing horse is back in the barn following a nine-day search that spanned parts of New Jersey and New York. Chief had bolted after he slipped on ice and his rider had dismounted on March 15. The family that rescued the ...

Dog rescued from ledge in New Jersey park

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — A rescuer rappelled about 50 feet to rescue a dog that may have been abandoned after it became trapped in a ravine in New Jersey's Garret Mountain Park. A hiker who heard the dog barking alerted authorities to its ...

Animal killings have little effect on bird strikes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's efforts to remove birds and other wildlife that could pose a threat to aircraft safety have had no significant impact, according to a newspaper analysis. An analysis of Port ...

NJ to euthanize 114K brook trout due to disease

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

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

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 ...