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Wildlife volunteer pleads in deaths of 300 animals

7-29-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges. Authorities say they found more than 300 dead birds and animals in the Little Silver home of the ...
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Roxbury Residents Unhappy with DEP Plan to Cap Fenimore Landfill

7-28-14
Those living near Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township want the soil removed from the site, but the DEP says capping it is less dangerous.
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Horse Shelters Filling Up as Donations Lag

7-28-14
With the economic downturn, the number of horses needing shelters has increased as donations to the organizations decrease.

NJ court: Polluters can file court claims earlier

7-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Polluters in New Jersey won't have to wait for the completion of an environmental review and remediation action before they can file court claims to get others to share in the cleanup. New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Monday in ...

Rehabilitated turtle from NJ released in Md.

7-26-14
BERLIN, Md. (AP) — A sea turtle that was rehabilitated in Maryland after being found stunned by the cold in New Jersey has been returned to its natural habitat. The Daily Times of Salisbury (http://delmarvane.ws/1rTFUVm ) reports the sea turtle was ...
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NJ Ranks Sixth in Blueberry Production

7-25-14
New Jersey ranks sixth in the nation for blueberry production. It produced 50.2 million pounds of blueberries in 2013, valued at $56.8 million.

Former NJ water exec admits sample rigging

7-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former top official at a northern New Jersey municipal water authority has admitted to conspiring to manipulate and falsify drinking water test results. New Jersey's attorney general says 52-year-old William Mowell of Wyckoff ...

US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

7-25-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and ...

Google to map Liberty and Ellis islands

7-25-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Google had begun mapping Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1l0AEKP ) says the project to put the Statue of Liberty site on Google Maps with Street View started this week. It will provide 3-D, ...

State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

7-24-14
JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry. The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find ...