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8 charged in ongoing illegal dumping investigation

11-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Eight more people have been charged with illegal dumping in New Jersey's state parks and nature areas. The Department of Environmental Protection has been cracking down on illegal dumping as part of a campaign launched in ...

No croaking: New frog species groans, coughs

11-29-14
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Scientists have discovered a new frog species in southern New Jersey that makes some un-froglike sounds. The Atlantic Coast leopard frog groans and makes coughing noises rather than croaking sounds. The unfamiliar call ...
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Where to Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree 2014

11-28-14
As Christmas quickly approaches, many New Jersey residents are heading out to purchase trees and many farms throughout the state allow customers to choose and cut down their own trees.

Feds seek damages for munitions plant pollution

11-28-14
POMPTON LAKES, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is seeking damages from DuPont for pollution at the company's 600-acre property in northern New Jersey where it made ammunition for both world wars. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1yql5Fb ) that ...

New Jersey nuclear plant to test sirens on Tuesday

11-27-14
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant plans to test its emergency sirens next week. Tuesday's test by the Oyster Creek plant is part of a twice-yearly safety drill. A similar test was staged in June, shortly ...
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Health Benefits of Popular Thankgiving Side

11-26-14
Cranberries, which are popular for the Thanksgiving holiday, offer many medicinal benefits.

More oil will travel on New Jersey railroads

11-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials have approved a permit that essentially opens the state's rail lines to carry Canadian tar sands oil through densely populated towns. The Record (http://bit.ly/1pjuMUp) reports the state ...

Cape May County Zoo gets 2 lions

11-25-14
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Lions are back at the Cape May County Zoo. It will just take time before visitors hear the call of the wild. Six Flags Great Adventure gave the zoo two African lions, a brother and sister, after the zoo's ...
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Proposed Casinos Raise Concerns

11-24-14
New Jersey officials and advocates are clashing with New York over proposed casinos and how planned casinos can cause an environmental risk.
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Capping Underway at Contaminated Fenimore Landfill

11-24-14
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is capping the Fenimore Landfill with a liner to concentrate gases such as hydrogen sulfide.