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Commentary
Commentary: NJ shore towns are still preparing for past storms

Commentary: NJ shore towns are still preparing for past storms

DANIEL J. VAN ABS / NJ SPOTLIGHT / WHYY NEWSWORKS - People have always lived near water. We depended on it not just for drinking [go to article]

Opinion: Ringwood Vote

Opinion: Ringwood Vote

THE RECORD - The great thing about "little d" democracy in America is that sometimes, especially at the small-town level, citizens can unite and [go to article]

Opinion: Climate change poses ethical problems

Opinion: Climate change poses ethical problems

JOSEPH CARLAMERE / COURIER-POST - Open a newspaper, turn on the television set or peruse an environmental website — you will find multiple [go to article]

Why more cities need to add up the economic value of trees

JACK PAYNE / THECONVERSATION.COM - Your parents were wrong: money does grow on trees. Cities routinely rake up tens of millions of dollars from their [go to article]

Politics and Policy

Christie sinks wind turbines off Jersey Shore for second time

Christie sinks wind turbines off Jersey Shore for second time

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the second time, Gov. Chris Christie has blocked the development of a pilot offshore wind farm [go to article]

More septic systems for the Highlands courtesy of new DEP proposal

More septic systems for the Highlands courtesy of new DEP proposal

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state wants to loosen up the rules governing building in the New Jersey Highlands, changes critics [go to article]

New Jersey: No plan to comply with federal clean power plan

New Jersey: No plan to comply with federal clean power plan

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - There is no chance the Christie administration will draft a proposal to comply with the federal Environmental [go to article]

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Land Preservation

1,100-acre purchase expands Franklin Parker Preserve

1,100-acre purchase expands Franklin Parker Preserve

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - In the third and final phase of a project to preserve nearly 2,400 acres in the Pine Barrens, New Jersey Conservation [go to article]

Editorial: Open-space diversion a travesty

Editorial: Open-space diversion a travesty

ASBURY PARK PRESS - When voters in 2014 overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to devote a larger portion of corporate business taxes to open space [go to article]

Christie poised to divert another $20 million from open-space funding

Christie poised to divert another $20 million from open-space funding

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Christie administration’s diversion of $20 million from an open-space fund to pay salaries at state parks [go to article]

Dirty Little Secrets

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A collaborative investigative reporting project on the local impacts of New Jersey’s toxic legacy.
Regional Issues
Water Resources

Cancer-causing pollutant detected in well in Wayne

JAMES M. O’NEILL / THE RECORD - A cancer-causing pollutant in the groundwater beneath a Pompton Lakes neighborhood was also detected in a nearby residential [go to article]

Energy

Christie sinks wind turbines off Jersey Shore for second time

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the second time, Gov. Chris Christie has blocked the development of a pilot offshore wind farm [go to article]

Pollution

Cancer-causing pollutant detected in well in Wayne

JAMES M. O’NEILL / THE RECORD - A cancer-causing pollutant in the groundwater beneath a Pompton Lakes neighborhood was also detected in a nearby residential [go to article]

Wildlife

N.J. tries to keep terrapins from becoming road kill, pets or soup

JAN HEFLER / PHILLY.COM - On a gray, unseasonably chilly day last week, two turtle hatchlings emerged from their winter hibernation inside a hole [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Christie sinks wind turbines off Jersey Shore for second time

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the second time, Gov. Chris Christie has blocked the development of a pilot offshore wind farm [go to article]

Highlands

More septic systems for the Highlands courtesy of new DEP proposal

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state wants to loosen up the rules governing building in the New Jersey Highlands, changes critics [go to article]

Pinelands

Pinelands Preservation Alliance challenging approval of natural gas pipeline

DAVID LEVINSKY / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - Another environmental group is suing to overturn the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities' approval [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Residents set to battle state over the future of Sparta Mountain

DAVID CRUZ / NJTV NEWS - Sparta Mountain is one of those great Jersey places to take a hike, especially on a beautiful [go to article/video]

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