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Opinion: Support the environment, vote ‘yes’ on Question 2

Opinion: Support the environment, vote ‘yes’ on Question 2

DAVID A. ROBINSON / THE RECORD - Public Question 2, on the election ballot this Nov. 4, can make a real, long-lasting, positive impact [go to article]

Opinion: Vote yes, yes, yes on Nov. 4

JIM WALTMAN / HOPEWELL VALLEY NEWS - Hopewell Valley’s voters can help protect our local water and environment on Nov. 4 [go to article]

New Jersey water infrastructure funds: An opportunity to make communities more resilient

New Jersey water infrastructure funds: An opportunity to make communities more resilient

BEN CHOU / NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL - With images of flooding, drought, storms, and other extreme weather appearing in the headlines more frequently [go to article]

Op-ed: A straightforward way to grow New Jersey, protect our future

Op-ed: A straightforward way to grow New Jersey, protect our future

PETER KASABACH / NJ SPOTLIGHT - start a lot of presentations stating this simple fact: “New Jersey is the most developed state in the nation.” [go to article]

Opinion: GMO labeling is not in our best interests

Opinion: GMO labeling is not in our best interests

GAL HOCHMAN and DAVID ZILBERMAN / THE RECORD - We were bemused by the recent column of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (“No reason [go to article]

Politics and Policy

Voters to decide future of open space funding

CLARE MARIE CELANO / SUBURBAN - The future of funding for environmental programs in the state will be determined in the upcoming election [go to article]

Surprising turn in Pinelands pipeline battle

Surprising turn in Pinelands pipeline battle

DAVID O'REILLY / PHILLY.COM - The Senate Judiciary Committee's decision last week to hold up Gov. Christie's two nominations to the Pinelands Commission [go to article]

Measure would mandate smart-growth policies in town master plans

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Should New Jersey towns be required to incorporate smart-growth policies and storm resiliency projects into their municipal [go to article]

After legal battle, a fight over settlement

SCOTT FALLON / THE RECORD - A coalition of environmental groups and a congressman are urging the Christie administration to use a $190 million [go to article]

Land Preservation

Demarest Farms preservation deal could be finalized by year’s end

ALLISON PRIES / THE RECORD - The remaining 17 acres of Demarest Farms in Saddle River could be preserved by the end of the year [go to article]

N.J. offers to buy 19 flood-prone homes in Pompton Lakes

JOHN O'BOYLE / STAR-LEDGER - The state has offered to buy 19 flood-prone homes in Pompton Lakes through its Blue Acres Program [go to article]

New Jersey voters asked to approve open space fund

GEOFF MULVIHILL / AP / MODESTO BEE - Voters in New Jersey are being asked for the 14th time since 1961 to approve [go to article]

Plumsted: County helps to preserve township land

MESSENGER-PRESS - The 167-acre tract of land near Long Swamp Road has met the criteria of the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund [go to article]

Food & Farming

Hunterdon Land Trust offers historic farm tour at Oct. 19 farmers’ market

HUNTERDON LAND TRUST - Enjoy a stroll around the Dvoor Farm and learn about its history [go to article]

World Environment
Water Resources

Feds, states continue to shortchange Delaware River Basin Commission

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Steve Tambini wants to ensure continuing clean water for the 15 million people who live [go to article]

Energy

Pilgrim Pipeline plan packs Kinnelon town hall for public hearing

S.P.SULLIVAN / NJ.COM - An overflow crowd of local residents and environmentalists concerned about a proposed oil pipeline through New Jersey [go to article]

Pollution

Troubled Fenimore landfill’s tax lien up for sale, owner could lose the property

LOUIS C. HOCHMAN / NJ.COM - The owner of the troubled Fenimore landfill lost control of the site more than a year [go to article]

Wildlife

Too many geese! Experts says NJ has 75,000 Canada geese

SUSAN BLOOM / DAILY RECORD - If you, like many others, call them ‘Canadian geese’ and attribute the presence of so many of them [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Steel wall in Mantoloking, Brick, almost complete

JEAN MIKLE / APP.COM - A 3.5-mile steel barrier intended to protect Route 35 and oceanfront homes is 75 percent complete, Department of [go to article]

Highlands

Nordstrom named executive director of N.J. Highlands Council by 11-1 vote

BEN HOROWITZ / NJ.COM - By an 11-1 vote, the New Jersey Highlands Council on Thursday evening appointed Margaret Nordstrom, its deputy director [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Grand vision for Water Gap park

BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NJ HERALD - With the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area [go to article]

Planning

COAH’s attempt to adopt new rules for affordable housing goes nowhere fast

COLLEEN O'DEA / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing's inability yesterday to adopt new rules governing the construction [go to article]

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