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New Jersey nuke plant goes offline for repair work

7-8-14
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has been taken offline temporarily so crews can replace a piece of equipment. The Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township was shut down at 8 p.m. Monday. Plant officials say the ...

New Jersey appealing order on ocean sound blasting

7-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration says it will appeal a judge's ruling that allowed scientists to go ahead with blasting sound waves in the ocean for research. The state government says the research could harm ...

New Jersey asks judge to block ocean blasting plan

7-3-14
New Jersey environmental officials went to federal court Thursday trying to block a federally approved research plan that involved blasting the ocean floor off New Jersey with loud sound waves. The state Department of Environmental Protection sought ...

APNewsBreak: NJ wants court to stop ocean research

7-2-14
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials will seek a court order blocking a plan to carry out seismic research by blasting the ocean floor with sound waves. The state Department of Environmental Protection tells the Associated ...

Officials clash over beach contamination warnings

6-30-14
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal and state officials are clashing over standards for warning the public about water contamination at the nation's beaches. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awards grants to states in the Great Lakes region ...

Great white shark numbers are surging, study says

6-20-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Great white shark numbers are surging in the western North Atlantic after decades of decline. A new study by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists says great white abundance in the area has climbed since ...
In a study of 10,000 Twitter users, two forms of loneliness emerged: tweets sharing transient, or passing, loneliness and those expressing enduring loneliness.

Women Tweet More About Loneliness on Twitter, But Men Get More Sympathy, Rutgers Study Finds

6-2-14
It’s possible that men are just as lonely, but express it differently or not at all.

Phone app lets citizens report water pollution

5-31-14
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A free smartphone app is letting people report oil spills, marine debris and even algae blooms and jellyfish swarms in waterways around the world. The Marine Defenders app lets people instantly file reports that go to a central ...

Scientists to drop research drones into hurricanes

5-27-14
MIAMI (AP) — The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts — but it's nearly impossible for scientists to see. That may change this summer, thanks to ...

SIU-Edwardsville names new provost

5-9-14
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville has a new provost for the first time in several years. The university system's governing board of trustees on Thursday confirmed Parviz Ansari (Pair-VEEZ An-SAR-ee) as the ...