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151021Greenstein

Sen. Greenstein on Why Not to Revise the Flood Hazard Area Control Act

10-21-15
Sen. Greenstein spoke about why revisions to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act would be detrimental to the environment. She said, "Whether it's the fish in the sea, whether it's the water quality, whether it's flood control, all of these aspects of water will be revised as a result of what the DEP wants to do and we want to stop it."
151020Orton

Hoboken Welcomes Green Roofs to Help Fight Stormwater Runoff

10-20-15
Stormwater runoff that comes from downspouts rushes onto roads, picking up copper from brake pads, fuel and chemicals. In urban areas like Hoboken, where there isn’t much natural ground to soak it up, that stomwater flows into the sewers and out to bodies of water, affecting the ecosystem. Green roofs aim to help eliminate excess stormwater.
151019Flanagan

Customers Will See Lower Bills For Heating Costs This Winter

10-19-15
PSE&G is connecting customers with upgraded plastic pipes and replacing miles of old cast iron lines. The natural gas flowing through these pipes will cost less. This winter fuel prices won’t bite quite so hard, from home heating oil to natural gas.
151019Wanko

Bulkhead Blitz Keeps Jellyfish Population at Bay

10-19-15
The DEP and Montclair State University demonstrated the steps homeowners can take to reduce sea nettle populations, which include periodically scrubbing or power-washing. If sea nettle populations aren't kept in check they can create an ecological imbalance.
151012Delmore

Rate Increases Sought to Improve Water Infrastructure

10-12-15
Underground pipes that carry water from treatment plants to homes and businesses are more than 50 years-old in suburbs, and more than 100 years-old in cities. Those pipes crack and lead to leaking. For every four gallons of clean water that flows through a faucet, one is lost underground through broken pipes.
151012Vannozzi

Environmentalists Cite Mercer Generating Station as Source of River Pollution

10-12-15
The Mercer Generating Station, located outside Trenton, kills more than 70 million different fish and fish larvae each year, according to the NJ Sierra Club. That includes more than 30 different species of fish, including some on the endangered species list.
151008Delmore

The Science Behind What We Find Cute

10-8-15
Features such as big eyes, goofiness, pudginess, fuzziness and awkwardness play a role in what humans find cute.
151007Wanko

Fall Foliage Color Delay

10-7-15
Fall Foliage is not expected to last as long as usual this year, as leaves are expected to hold their color longer as their peak will be later this year.
151006Aron

Calls For Christie to Veto Port Ambrose Project

10-6-15
Those in opposition of an LNG port in the Atlantic are calling for Christie to veto the project like he did with an earlier attempt in 2011.
151006Vannozzi

Residents Say They Don’t See Replenishment, Despite Crews Working on Sand Dunes

10-6-15
Crews in Ortley Beach and Toms River have been working on sand dunes, with hopes of replenishing the shore. But residents say they haven't seen any improvements.