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new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

New Jersey is pushing one of the strictest plastics bans in the nation. But...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Try to think of something in your life that doesn't involve plastics. Chances are, you won't be able to. Plastic is everywhere [go to article]

Battered by Sandy, New Jersey plans against sea level rise

WAYNE PARRY / AP / NJ HERALD - New Jersey is working on a plan to better protect its coast and inland waterways from the effects of sea level rise and severe storms [go to article]
Volkwagen settlement new jersey

State to spend Volkswagen money on reducing emissions

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state plans to use $72 million from a settlement with Volkswagen to reduce smog-forming pollution from vehicles by electrifying [go to article]
Ortley Beach, Superstrom Sandy damage 2012, new jersey

As storms keep coming, FEMA spends billions in ‘cycle’ of damage and repair

KEVIN SACK and JOHN SCHWARTZ / NY TIMES - In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail [go to article]
Marsh, North Wldwood, New Jersey

On wetland regulation, we may define away nature at our own peril

JESSICA KAO / NEWS DEEPLY - The Trump administration has moved decisively to weaken the Waters of the U.S.(WOTUS) rule, a federal regulatory process that seeks [go to article]
Zinke, Trump and Pence

Trump administration sees a 7-degree rise in global temperatures by 2100

JULIET EILPERIN, BRADY DENNIS and CHRIS MOONEY / WASHINGTON POST - Last month, deep in a 500-page environmental impact statement, the Trump administration [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

Ban bags and straws? N.J. proposal would be the strictest in the nation

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - The governor wanted more, and that's exactly what lawmakers are trying to deliver [go to article]
oil in water, pollution

Does NJ need stormwater utilities to stem polluted runoff and flooding?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Until the state and towns begin addressing pollution caused by stormwater runoff, New Jersey will be hard-pressed [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

Lawmakers plan to ban plastic carryout bags, straws, food containers

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is looking to adopt one of the nation’s most far-reaching bills to address pollution caused from plastic waste [go to article]
nj environment news, electric transmission lines

Fresh impetus for energy-saving measures in NJ, but state has fallen far behind

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - More than a decade ago, New Jersey ranked among the nation’s ten best states in promoting energy-saving actions for its residents [go to article]

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