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Hurricane Arthur weakens to a Category 1 storm

7-4-14
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Arthur has weakened to Category 1 storm in the Atlantic after bringing flooding and power outages to North Carolina's Outer Banks overnight. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Arthur's maximum sustained ...

New Jersey asks judge to block ocean blasting plan

7-3-14
New Jersey environmental officials went to federal court Thursday trying to block a federally approved research plan that involved blasting the ocean floor off New Jersey with loud sound waves. The state Department of Environmental Protection sought ...
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Municipalities Use Solar Power to Save Money

7-3-14
Several municipalities in New Jersey are using solar panels to create power, saving money in the process.

Christie kicks off July 4 weekend at Jersey Shore

7-3-14
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie enjoyed an early start to the July 4 weekend with a walk along the boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach. Christie spent more than an hour Thursday afternoon shaking hands, high-fiving little kids ...

Judge allows NJ Superfund site lawsuit to proceed

7-3-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit over the approximately $80 million cleanup of a Superfund site along Raritan Bay to proceed. The ruling means NL Industries can continue its attempt to share the costs of the cleanup of the ...
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Learn the Facts of Drowning

7-3-14
It's important to know how to prevent drowning and what to do if it happens, especially during the summer season.

Experts monitor whale in waters off NY, New Jersey

7-3-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Experts say they've been monitoring reports of a humpback whale in the waters between New York City and New Jersey. The Advance (http://bit.ly/VHHuPx ) says a boater made a video of the whale last week off Staten Island. Mendy ...

Ocean Grove boardwalk reopens

7-3-14
NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — One of New Jersey's last boardwalks destroyed by Superstorm Sandy has reopened. Gov. Chris Christie was on hand Thursday, saying the Ocean Grove boardwalk marks the close of another chapter in the Jersey shore's recovery. The ...

APNewsBreak: NJ wants court to stop ocean research

7-2-14
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials will seek a court order blocking a plan to carry out seismic research by blasting the ocean floor with sound waves. The state Department of Environmental Protection tells the Associated ...
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Environment NJ Director: Electric Cars Would Cut Down 55 Million Gallons of Gas By 2025

7-1-14
Environment New Jersey Director Doug O'Malley says that by driving electric vehicles, the equivalent of 55 million gallons of gas would be cut down by 2025.