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Seismic Survey Opponents Say Research Could Harm Marine Life

5-29-14
Opponents of a seismic survey in the Atlantic Ocean are launching a campaign to stop it because they fear it will negatively impact marine life.
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GASP Wants 100 Percent Smoke-Free Environment

5-29-14
Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (GASP) Executive Director Karen Blumenfeld says her organization wants a 100 percent smoke-free environment in public spaces.

Hippos get new home at New Jersey aquarium

5-29-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — They're not your typical Jersey girls, but you could say they're hip. New Jersey's Adventure Aquarium in Camden has a new home for its two Nile hippopotamuses. Genny is 4,000 pounds and Button is 3,000 pounds. The aquarium ...

Report finds health issues after chemical release

5-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Health Department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks. The state report was posted last week on ...

Cape May County zoo euthanizes lion

5-29-14
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Cape May County Park and Zoo officials have euthanized the zoo's 16-year-old male lion Brutu because his health was deteriorating. The lion began having age-related arthritis with his hind legs during the winter ...
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NJ Prepares for Another Hurricane Season

5-28-14
With hurricane season beginning June 1, Monmouth County has rolled out a new program for emergency preparedness.

Chlorine odor spurs ‘unusual event’ at nuke plant

5-28-14
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Operators at the nation's oldest nuclear plant have terminated an "unusual event" status that was briefly declared after staffers detected an odor of chlorine at the plant's intake structure. The declaration at the ...

False radiation reading at Jersey City plant

5-28-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials believe a sensor erroneously detected radiation in an empty shipping container at a recycling plant in Jersey City. The reading triggered a large emergency response on Tuesday. A spokesman for Sims Metal ...

Power plant becomes a model for cleaner operation

5-28-14
HOMER CITY, Pa. (AP) — A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act. Homer City Generating Station is expected to make the ...

New Jersey tries again on pollution pact repeal

5-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration has told a court that it will take public comment and re-submit regulations to remove the state from a regional agreement to set limits on emissions by fossil fuel-burning power plants. ...