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150826Flanagan

Judge Sides With Exxon in $225 Million Settlement

8-26-15
After months of litigation, a judge ruled that the $225 million dollar Exxon settlement is fair despite the $8.9 billion originally requested from the state.
150826Wanko

Growing Healthy Habits in Trenton Community Gardens

8-26-15
Isles Urban Agriculture Program has provided more than 60 school and community gardens in Trenton, working with families to find low-cost ways to foster self-reliant families and healthy sustainable communities.
150825Hill

Cleaning Up Paterson’s Great Falls

8-25-15
Once a year, the Great Falls in Paterson are turned off in order for volunteers to collect trash and debris that collects at the bottom of the waterfall.
150821Delmore

Is There Raw Sewage In Our Waterways?

8-21-15
When heavy rains occur, excess water combines with waste and flows into our waterways.
150820Pringle

Clean Water Action Campaign Manager: Political Will Needed to Move to a Green Economy

8-20-15
David Pringle, Campaign Manager for Clean Water Action, says that political will is needed from legislators in order to move towards a green economy. The state scored a failing grade on environmental issues on the agency's report card.
150820Wanko

Rutgers Brings Back the Jersey Tomato

8-20-15
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is working to to rediscover and release the Jersey tomato. The tomato was made popular in the past by being one of the primary types of tomatoes used in Campbell's tomato soup.
150818Wanko

HOPE Crew Restore Historic Porch at Fort Hancock

8-18-15
The Hands on Preservation Experience (HOPE Crew) is an initiative launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in partnership with the Corps Network to restore the porch on historic building number 26 at Fort Hancock.
150817Vannozzi

Battle Over Pinelands Pipeline Continues

8-17-15
An application by South Jersey Gas to build a 22-mile natural gas pipeline throughout the Pinelands will now move forward to a vote, but the vote won't be made by the Pinelands Commission who originally struck down the plan.
150813Wanko

Volunteer Team Conducts Water Rescue Drills, Practice to Reach Distressed Swimmers Within Two Minutes

8-13-15
The A.N.S.W.E.R. team -- Area Network of Shore Water Emergency Responders -- in Neptune Township are a group of rescue swimmers that answer to emergency situations during the off-season and off-duty lifeguard hours.
150811Vannozzi

Calls For Clean Energy at Master Plan Hearing

8-11-15
Environmental groups called for the use of clean energy resources at the Board of Public Utilities first public hearing on New Jersey's Energy Master Plan.