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Commentary
Gov. Kean: Rethinking the Jersey Shore’s future in an age of climate change

Gov. Kean: Rethinking the Jersey Shore’s future in an age of climate change

THOMAS H. KEAN and PETER KASABACH / STAR-LEDGER - The 2017 hurricane season has already brought the U.S. three devastating storms [go to article]

Ballot question approval would lock in environmental funds

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - If your community’s land and water were contaminated – and the polluter was fined [go to article]

Opinion: Transforming the garden state into the pipeline state

Opinion: Transforming the garden state into the pipeline state

KIM KELLY / ALJAZEERA - Whenever someone asks me where I'm from, I tell them, "I'm from the most beautiful place you've [go to article]

Politics and Policy

Package of three bills ratchets up state’s renewable-energy goals

Package of three bills ratchets up state’s renewable-energy goals

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Earlier this month, a package of three bills to overhaul the state’s energy policies was quietly [go to article]

How cities can protect poor people and minorities from climate change

How cities can protect poor people and minorities from climate change

NATALIE DELGADILLO / GOVERNING - When environmental disasters strike, low-income people and minorities are hit hardest. Not just because [go to article]

Pallone takes Trump administration to task for nuclear, coal subsidies

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Rep. Frank Pallone yesterday criticized a Trump administration proposal to bolster the economically struggling nuclear [go to article]

State appellate court blocks mining operation in Pinelands

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A state appeals court yesterday upheld a decision by the Pinelands Commission to block approval [go to article]

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Energy

Package of three bills ratchets up state’s renewable-energy goals

Package of three bills ratchets up state’s renewable-energy goals

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Earlier this month, a package of three bills to overhaul the state’s energy policies was quietly [go to article]

Pallone takes Trump administration to task for nuclear, coal subsidies

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Rep. Frank Pallone yesterday criticized a Trump administration proposal to bolster the economically struggling nuclear [go to article]

Regional Issues
Water Resources

Dangerous ‘algae’ growth threatens NJ lakes

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - Recreation and fishing remain limited at Deal Lake because of poisonous algae blooms, a kind of scum [go to article]

Food & Farming

NJ takes steps to keep farmland in the family

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS - Frenchtown farmer Ryan Kocsis raises hay. He’s worked the fields since his teens, but always [go to article]

Land Preservation

Hunterdon County preserves 500 more acres of farmland

MIKE DEAK / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - Seven Hunterdon County farms, totaling 494 acres, will be preserved after the county purchased the development rights [go to article]

Wildlife

Why Cape May’s monarch butterfly migration population varies so much

DIANE STOPYRA / WHYY NEWS - This time of year, being in southern New Jersey can feel like being inside a snow globe [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Christie announces $20M for future health of Barnegat Bay

KEVIN SHEA / NJ.COM - Gov. Chris Christie announced $20 million in grants Wednesday to county and local governments, and environmental [go to article]

Highlands

‘Greens’ say Highlands Council trying to stifle public comment

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Environmental groups are challenging proposals to update a blueprint for the state’s management [go to article]

Pinelands

State appellate court blocks mining operation in Pinelands

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A state appeals court yesterday upheld a decision by the Pinelands Commission to block approval [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

The unique history of Petty’s Island

MICHAEL HILL / NJTV NEWS - In the Delaware River off Camden sits Petty’s Island. You can call it treasure island, too [go to article]

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