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Commentary
Opinion: PennEast impact statement misleading, incomplete

Opinion: PennEast impact statement misleading, incomplete

JEFF TITTEL / EXPRESS-TIMES - PennEast Pipeline's Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released with missing information, misleading information and is deficient [go to article]

Welcome to the ‘heat dome’: no, you’re not going to evaporate

Welcome to the ‘heat dome’: no, you’re not going to evaporate

OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - Just a few weeks ago, the term “heat dome” may have evoked, if anything at all, thoughts [go to article]

Harrison: Christie’s shameful environmental record

Harrison: Christie’s shameful environmental record

BRIGID HARRISON / THE RECORD - IT IS an unprecedented, historic action. Three former New Jersey governors — a Republican and two Democrats [go to article]

Opinion: N.J. tribe chief – We’re marching for environmental justice to DNC 2016

DWAINE PERRY / STAR-LEDGER - This weekend, myself and more than 100 Ramapough Lunaape will make the journey from Mahwah to Philadelphia [go to article]

Politics and Policy

Federal agency says Penneast environmental impacts could be reduced

Federal agency says Penneast environmental impacts could be reduced

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The proposed PennEast natural gas-pipeline will result in some adverse ecological impacts, but they could be reduced [go to article]

‘Greens’ urge Senate to post resolution rolling back DEP’s new water rules

‘Greens’ urge Senate to post resolution rolling back DEP’s new water rules

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With only one legislative session scheduled the rest of the summer, most of the state’s environmental community [go to article]

Smoking ban will not extend to all New Jersey beaches and parks

Smoking ban will not extend to all New Jersey beaches and parks

LILO H. STAINTON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Last week, New Jersey was one step away from adopting what could have been the most [go to article]

Easing the bureaucratic burden in New Jersey’s aquaculture sector

Easing the bureaucratic burden in New Jersey’s aquaculture sector

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is looking to bolster its evolving aquaculture industry, a sector that has experienced significant [go to article]

New Jersey politicians find a bipartisan cause: protecting turtles

New Jersey politicians find a bipartisan cause: protecting turtles

WAYNE PARRY/ AP / CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - It’s official: Terrapin is off the menu in New Jersey. On Friday, Gov. Chris Christie [go to article]

Land Preservation

City officials: State Green Acres may buy Paterson’s Vista development site near Great Falls

City officials: State Green Acres may buy Paterson’s Vista development site near Great Falls

JOE MALINCONICO / PATERSON PRESS / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The company that wanted to build the controversial Vista apartment complex on a cliff [go to article]

70-acre farm preserved in Salem County

70-acre farm preserved in Salem County

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Farmer Joe Doak faced a dilemma several years ago when the farm next door went up for sale. Borrowing money [go to article]

The Nature Conservancy expands Blair Creek Preserve

SPARTA INDEPENDENT - The Nature Conservancy has added nearly 55 acres to its Blair Creek Preserve in Sussex County, bringing New Jersey wildlife one step [go to article]

Hunterdon Land Trust farmers market

Regional Issues
Water Resources

New Jersey issues drought watch in northern, central regions

AP / PHILLY.COM - A drought watch has been ordered for northern and central New Jersey. The state Department of Environmental Protection issued [go to article]

Energy

Pipeline foes blast environmental statement

MIKE DEAK / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - Opponents of the proposed PennEast natural gas pipeline have blasted a draft report by the Federal Energy Regulatory [go to article]

Pollution

Superfund cleanup catches arsenic returning to site

JOSEPH P. SMITH / DAILY JOURNAL - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced its intent to revise how it contains and removes dangerous [go to article]

Wildlife

Officials: Leave Pedals the upright walking bear alone

NJ HERALD / AP - An injured black bear that walks upright and was spotted several times in New Jersey should be left alone [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

A dreaded forecast for our times: Algae, and lots of it

MATT RICHTEL / NY TIMES - Every Thursday night, Bill Korbel, a veteran meteorologist, offers his standard weather forecast to viewers on a Long [go to article]

Highlands

Disagreement over Highlands development plan

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS - “I brew coffee every day,” said Vera Barbosa. And the water Barbosa uses to brew a new [go to article]

Pinelands

N.J. helping quail make comeback

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - In a forest clearing on a large cranberry farm, field technicians with New Jersey Audubon [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Will New Jersey’s long, hot summer mean more forest fires?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With experts saying climate change increases the risk of forest fires, this summer is shaping up to pose [go to article]

Wild New Jersey Photo Stream