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Commentary
Opinion: NJ needs a plan to prevent childhood lead exposure

Opinion: NJ needs a plan to prevent childhood lead exposure

STEVEN M. MARCUS, MD / NJ ENVIRONMENT NEWS - I am not yelling fire in a crowded theater.  I am not [go to article]

Opinion: New Jersey is being left behind on climate change

Opinion: New Jersey is being left behind on climate change

DOUG O'MALLEY / ENVIRONMENT NEW JERSEY - Five years ago, Gov. Chris Christie became the first – and only – Governor to pull [go to article]

Editorial: Governor should stop raiding open-space funds

Editorial: Governor should stop raiding open-space funds

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - Gov. Chris Christie’s poison veto pen was back in action last week when he blocked a bill that would lay out spending [go to article]

Politics and Policy

‘Dirt brokers’ polluting N.J., investigators say

ANDREW SEIDMAN / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - Convicted criminals and individuals with ties to organized crime have dumped tons [go to article]

Feds urged to suspend review of Penneast pipeline proposal

Feds urged to suspend review of Penneast pipeline proposal

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The federal government should suspend its review of the PennEast pipeline project because the applicant has failed [go to article]

Christie conditionally vetoes bill stopping from taking open space funding to fund other programs

Christie conditionally vetoes bill stopping from taking open space funding to fund other programs

JAMES M. O'NEILL / THE RECORD - The Legislature's ongoing battle with Governor Christie over how to use dedicated open space preservation funds took [go to article]

Feds release health advisories for toxins often found in NJ water

Feds release health advisories for toxins often found in NJ water

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The federal Environmental Protection Agency yesterday issued new health advisories for two chemicals used in a wide [go to article]

Land Preservation

100 more acres preserved at landmark Tewksbury farm

100 more acres preserved at landmark Tewksbury farm

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION -Another 100 acres of the landmark Hill & Dale Farm are now permanently preserved, thanks to a partnership between [go to article]

Christie conditionally vetoes bill stopping from taking open space funding to fund other programs

Christie conditionally vetoes bill stopping from taking open space funding to fund other programs

JAMES M. O'NEILL / THE RECORD - The Legislature's ongoing battle with Governor Christie over how to use dedicated open space preservation funds took [go to article]

The holdup on open-space spending? Christie wants to say where funds go

The holdup on open-space spending? Christie wants to say where funds go

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Preserving agricultural land in the Delaware Bay region. Protecting feeder streams to a major source [go to article]

Hunterdon Land Trust farmers market

Regional Issues
Water Resources

Feds release health advisories for toxins often found in NJ water

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The federal Environmental Protection Agency yesterday issued new health advisories for two chemicals used in a wide [go to article]

Energy

Feds urged to suspend review of Penneast pipeline proposal

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The federal government should suspend its review of the PennEast pipeline project because the applicant has failed [go to article]

Pollution

‘Dirt brokers’ polluting N.J., investigators say

ANDREW SEIDMAN / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - Convicted criminals and individuals with ties to organized crime have dumped tons [go to article]

Wildlife

Why fish care about how much fertilizer you use

DIANE STOPYRA / WHYY NEWSWORKS - Fertilizers can help plants grow faster, stronger and healthier but, experts say, this can come at [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Stormy winter shrinks some NJ beaches, but shore towns ready

WAYNE PARRY / AP / WASHINGTON POST - A stormy winter chewed up New Jersey’s beaches more than usual, requiring greater efforts to restore [go to article]

Highlands

Editorial: Highlands Act needs to be preserved

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - The Highlands Act of 2004 was designed to protect the drinking water of millions of New Jerseyans by restricting development across [go to article]

Pinelands

Pinelands Preservation Alliance files appeals over pipeline

CENTRAL RECORD - The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) will be appealing the approval of a proposed natural gas pipe line that would cut [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

NJ launching defense against an insect menace

JAMES M. O'NEILL / THE RECORD - In a potentially futile bid to stem the spread of an invasive insect that has already [go to article]

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