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Lawmakers ready to say no to more development in Highlands

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Ignoring a plea from state environmental officials, lawmakers yesterday moved to rescind [go to article]
Pinelands forest forest 2019

Lawmakers were warned a huge fire could hit Pinelands, then one did

DAVID MATTHAU / NJ 101.5 - Last month, New Jersey lawmakers were warned in a special legislative hearing the Pinelands is a fire-danger ticking time bomb [go to article]
Ridley's sea turtle

Turtles washing up ‘cold-stunned’ at Jersey Shore as wintry weather arrives

CBS - Turtles are washing ashore along the East Coast according to officials at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine, New Jersey [go to article]
Humpback whale in Sany Hook Bay

‘Torture for marine mammals’: In Cape May, Trump plan for seismic testing in Atlantic...

AMY S. ROSENBERG / PHILLY.COM - Capt. Jeff Stewart of the Cape May Whale Watcher knows better than most how whales and dolphins are affected [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]
fishing boat

As climate change sends fish to colder waters, some boats follow

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Flipping through his captain’s log, Larry Colangelo looks at the water temperatures off Atlantic City’s coast this past summer [go to article]
Oysters, NJ environment news

The ocean is getting more acidic—what that actually means

ERIC NIILER / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - Grace Saba steadies herself on the back of a gently rocking boat as she and her crew slide a six-foot long yellow torpedo [go to article]
Plastic bag in tree

Shore towns ban plastic bags, say they dirty beaches, hurt wildlife

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Bob Schoelkopf took a hose and sprayed down a gray seal pup that remained quiet as two other seals bellowed [go to article]
forest fire

Could California mega-wildfires happen in NJ’s Pinelands?

NJ 101.5 - Recent California wildfires destroyed homes and killed residents, many of whom lived in close proximity to forests and woodlands [go to article]
offshore oil drilling platforms

Bill to ban drilling off NJ coast on Murphy’s Desk

DANIEL NEE / SHOREBEAT - A bill that would make an end-run around federal plans to open up the Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey to oil exploration and drilling [go to article]

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