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Double Trouble State Park Has Historic Cranberry Packing House, Bogs

10-14-16
A cranberry packing house, along with a dozen other buildings and inactive cranberry bogs, are part of the Double Trouble Historic Village, in the Pine Barrens Double Trouble State Park.

EPA Secures $165M Settlement for Passaic River Cleanup

10-7-16
To clean up a Superfund site along the Passaic River, the EPA secured a $165 million settlement with Occidental Chemical. The agency believes that will cover the cost of the project.

Picking Pumpkins and Apples at Von Thun Farms

10-7-16
This summer’s dry conditions, mixed with just the right amount of rainfall, created ideal growing conditions for pumpkins at Von Thun Farms in Monmouth Junction. The apple crop survived freezing temperatures in April.

Ocean County Beach Replenishment Project Out to Bid

9-29-16
Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin says the 14 mile-long beach replenishment project for northern Ocean County is expected to cost $150 million.

Municipalities Differ with Rules About Tree Removal

9-16-16
Hundreds of New Jersey towns have laws governing the removal of trees on private property, but they differ so homeowners should ask before they take action.

Rip Current Warning at Jersey Shore Ahead of Labor Day

8-30-16
Gaston is churning up ocean waters and has led to rip current warnings at beaches along the Jersey Shore.

Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks

8-25-16
The National Park System is 100 years old. New Jersey has five national historic parks.

NJDEP Works to Control Mosquito Population

8-18-16
Because of the threat of Zika and West Nile, the state Department of Environmental Protection is working to keep the mosquito population down in New Jersey.

Beneficial Insect Lab Raises Good Bugs to Kill Bad Ones

8-16-16
New Jersey opened the Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Lab, a division the state agriculture department, to raise good bugs to kill the bad ones and bad weeds that attack trees and plants and create an imbalance in the natural order of things.

Strongest Hurricane Season Since Sandy Expected This Year

8-12-16
The new 2016 hurricane forecast expects 12 to 17 named storms this season, five to eight of them hurricanes and two to four of those major hurricanes.