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NJ crackdown spurs illegal dumping charges

8-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say a boat, contractor debris and a box spring and mattress were among the items that were illegally dumped in New Jersey state parks and lands. The items were discovered as part of an ongoing crackdown that ...

Feds OK another seismic project off NJ

8-25-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A second seismic project has gotten underway off the New Jersey coast despite opposition from environmental groups. The U.S. Geological Survey is sending sound pulses into the sea floor to map the continental shelf and to ...

High risk for rip currents along Jersey shore

8-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Swimmers are urged to use caution along the Jersey shore. A high risk for rip currents is in effect through Monday evening. The National Weather Service says a surf height of 3 to 5 feet along with the wind will combine to ...
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FEMA Grants Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 Million

8-22-14
FEMA granted the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 million through the Public Assistance Program to build a new flood protection system.

Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

8-20-14
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National ...

Judge denies class action status in leak case

8-20-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has denied class-action status to those suing a rail company and others over a 2012 train derailment that leaked a hazardous gas into the air in New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler denied the class ...
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Concern for Schools Near Areas of Pesticide Use

8-19-14
The Environmental Working Group says hundreds of schools nationwide are at risk of exposure to a toxic pesticide, but EPA officials say parents don't need to worry.

$7,500 reward offered in death of bald eagle

8-19-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A reward offered in the shooting that led to the death of a bald eagle in a park has been increased to $7,500. The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust announced Tuesday that the ...

Court: New Jersey must reconsider windmill plan

8-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City has won a victory in court. A New Jersey appeals ruled in favor of Fishermen's Energy in a dispute over the company's plan. The state ...

Huge utility line upgrade faces opposition

8-18-14
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of an aging energy grid. The $4 billion to $6 billion PPL Corp. project is designed to ...