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NRG to close Illinois coal plant in clean-air move

8-7-14
CHICAGO (AP) — An energy company has announced plans to close one Illinois coal-fired generating unit in Romeoville and convert a facility in Joliet to natural gas to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The company says the move will eliminate 250 ...

Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

8-7-14
MIAMI (AP) — Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still expects ...
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NJDEP Offers Grants to Help Pay for Removal of Leaking Oil Tanks

8-5-14
New Jersey homeowners may be able to apply for a Department of Environmental Protection grant to pay for the removal of leaking underground oil tanks, but wait times are long.
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NJ Animal Shelters Struggle to Meet Demand

8-5-14
Animal shelters in New Jersey are finding the needs of animals is outpacing their financial means.

Bird migration delays drone tests in south Jersey

8-5-14
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Drone test flights in southern New Jersey are delayed in order to shield protected migratory birds. The New Jersey Institute of Technology was set to begin testing drones at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May in ...
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Paulsboro Residents Concerned About Health Following Derailment

8-4-14
Those living in Paulsboro say they're worried about their health since the cancer-causing gas vinyl chloride was released into the air after a train derailment in 2012.
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Fishing Industry Vital to NJ Economy

8-4-14
The Secretary of Agriculture says commercial fisheries in New Jersey caught 180.5 million pounds of fish valued at over $187.7 million.

New Jersey flights check for pollution at shore

8-3-14
OVER THE JERSEY SHORE (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials are alone this summer in checking for pollution from high above the state's shore. The federal Environmental Protection Agency ended its coastal pollution-monitoring flights this year ...

New Jersey garbage raises stink in western NY

8-1-14
DEPEW, N.Y. (AP) — Trainloads of New Jersey garbage are raising a stink in western New York. Residents of the village of Depew have been complaining all summer about the garbage trains left idling for hours on CSX railroad tracks. Village trustee ...

Horse euthanized after being injured at Saratoga

7-31-14
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Thoroughbred Lavender Road has been euthanized after breaking her neck when she fell from heat stroke while leaving the paddock at Saratoga Race Course. Dr. Travis Tull of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga ...