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Rules released to reduce whale entanglement

6-26-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal officials are releasing new regulations for commercial fishermen designed to reduce the number of whales caught in fishing gear off the Atlantic states. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the ...

Beach replenishment work completed in Monmouth

6-26-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Work to widen Monmouth County beaches that were pounded by Superstorm Sandy has been completed. New Jersey and federal officials say the work wrapped up last week in Long Branch, completing a stretch of newly widened ...

No injuries reported in fire on Edgewater pier

6-25-14
EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Low tide hindered efforts to fight a fire on a pedestrian pier along the Hudson River in Edgewater. The fire broke out early Wednesday. The tide was too low for fire boats to get close to put water on the structure, so ...

Enviros: New coastal building rules are dangerous

6-25-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Environmentalists say New Jersey's proposed new rules for coastal development would place more people and property at risk from future storms like Superstorm Sandy. The state Department of Environmental Protection says it's ...

Great white shark snacks off Jersey shore

6-23-14
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — A group of fishermen watched with surprise as a great white shark snacked on their bag of bait off the New Jersey shore. The group on Saturday was tagging sharks as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

Great white shark numbers are surging, study says

6-20-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Great white shark numbers are surging in the western North Atlantic after decades of decline. A new study by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists says great white abundance in the area has climbed since ...
140619Climate

Officials Gather to Discuss Climate Change

6-19-14
Lawmakers and environmental activists were part of a press conference about the environment where they called on opponents to acknowledge climate change.
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Sandy Victims Oppose Summer Construction Ban

6-18-14
Ocean Beach III, a private club, has banned major construction for the summer season, but those who are still trying to rebuild their homes after Hurricane Sandy say it's unfair.

Swimmer drowns at southern New Jersey lake

6-18-14
DENNIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State officials say a man drowned while swimming in a southern New Jersey lake. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1nPYFHJ) reports that 48-year-old Manuel Osorio of Wildwood was with family members at Lake ...

Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive

6-18-14
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials say details about volatile oil train shipments are not sensitive security information as railroads seek to keep the material from the public following a string of fiery accidents. The U.S. ...