Rip currents lead to Jersey shore rescues

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rip currents are keeping lifeguards busy at the Jersey shore. Two women in their 20s were swimming near M Street beach in Seaside Park when they got into trouble Monday afternoon. Seaside Heights lifeguard Capt. Rob ...

Oyster Creek nuke plant to test sirens Tuesday

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant will test its emergency sirens on Tuesday. Tuesday's test is part of a twice-yearly safety drill. The plant's parent company, Exelon Generation, recently replaced all 42 emergency ...

NJ in Good Position to Comply with New Carbon Emission Standards

The EPA has announced new rules for coal-fired power plants to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

NJ welcomes carbon emission reduction guidelines

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Obama administration has announced the details of its plans to reduce carbon emissions from power plants across the United States. In New Jersey, where less than three percent of electricity is generated by coal, the ...

Al Gore praises Obama’s pollution cuts proposal

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore is praising the Obama administration's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants over the next 15 years. Gore, a leading advocate on climate issues, spoke Monday in New Jersey at ...

Phone app lets citizens report water pollution

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A free smartphone app is letting people report oil spills, marine debris and even algae blooms and jellyfish swarms in waterways around the world. The Marine Defenders app lets people instantly file reports that go to a central ...

Officials Hope to Dredge Shark River

In light of the recent fish kill in Shark River, Neptune Township officials say it's time to dredge the waterway, which they've been trying to do for nearly 20 years.

Seismic Survey Opponents Say Research Could Harm Marine Life

Opponents of a seismic survey in the Atlantic Ocean are launching a campaign to stop it because they fear it will negatively impact marine life.

GASP Wants 100 Percent Smoke-Free Environment

Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (GASP) Executive Director Karen Blumenfeld says her organization wants a 100 percent smoke-free environment in public spaces.

Hippos get new home at New Jersey aquarium

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — They're not your typical Jersey girls, but you could say they're hip. New Jersey's Adventure Aquarium in Camden has a new home for its two Nile hippopotamuses. Genny is 4,000 pounds and Button is 3,000 pounds. The aquarium ...