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1st cases of bluetongue virus found in deer

10-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first cases of bluetongue virus have been found in two New Jersey deer. The state Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife said Friday that the virus was found in a deer that died in Basking ...

Details of Finger Lake shipwreck remain a mystery

10-8-14
AURORA, N.Y. (AP) — The name of a 19th-century canal boat found on the bottom of one of the Finger Lakes remains a mystery a year after it was discovered by two recreational divers. The Ithaca Journal reports (http://ithacajr.nl/ZQWwVh ) that Craig ...

Officials: Bear that killed hiker was not rabid

10-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State wildlife officials say a bear that attacked and killed a hiker in a northern New Jersey nature preserve did not have rabies. The information was included in documents made public Tuesday night by the Department of ...
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Hurricane Sandy Victims Still Suffering From Sandy’s Aftermath

10-7-14
Senior Correspondent Mike Schneider spoke with Dr. Adrienne Fessler-Belli about the mental health effects in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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Delaware Township Committee Member: PennEast Pipeline Would Cause Problems

10-2-14
Delaware Township Committee member Kristin McCarthy says that the PennEast pipeline, which would run through the municipality, would cause issues for preserved farmlands and ecosystems.

Battle over dredge spoils facility headed to court

10-1-14
EAGLESWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Two of New Jersey's largest environmental organizations and a homeowners' group have filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the construction of a dredge spoil facility along the Barnegat Bay. The plaintiffs claim the state's ...

Elusive bear finally caught in northern New Jersey

9-30-14
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Wildlife officials say an elusive black bear that romped around a northern New Jersey community for several hours has been captured. The male bear was tranquilized around 3 p.m. Tuesday as it rested in a tree in Ridgewood. ...

Rutgers lab churning out baby horseshoe crabs

9-27-14
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Six thousand baby horseshoe crabs are making their way in the waters near Cape May this weekend, thanks to a Rutgers University center that grows and releases them into the wild. The New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation ...
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DEP Cracks Down on Illegal Dumping

9-26-14
The Department of Environmental Protection's "Don't Waste Our Open Space" campaign has netted charges against 20 in six months.

State: $450K in fines pending in dumping crackdown

9-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's crackdown on illegal dumping at state parks and recreational areas is adding up. The Department of Environmental Protection began the campaign six months ago and released its latest numbers Friday. It says the ...