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water, NJ environment news

‘We’re moving as quickly as we can’: EPA announces plan to address PFAS water...

JUSTINE MCDANIEL and LAURA MCCRYSTAL / PHILLY.COM - Responding to water contamination that has affected communities across the country [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water

Lawmakers want inventory of lead service lines in public water systems

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a step to get a better handle on the extent of lead contamination in New Jersey’s drinking water, a Senate committee yesterday [go to article]
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Why is a stormwater management bill being called a ‘rain tax’?

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS - A bill aimed at managing New Jersey’s stormwater runoff and the pollution that comes with it is being dubbed a “rain tax” by some [go to article]
bee swarm, new jersey environment

We have a new global tally of the insect apocalypse. It’s alarming.

BRIAN RESNICK / VOX - Insects are the most abundant animals on planet Earth. If you were to put them all together into one creepy-crawly mass, they’d outweigh [go to article]
Osprey chick

New Jersey saw record-setting number of ospreys in 2018

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Once severely endangered, the number of ospreys in New Jersey continues to increase [go to article]
nj environment news, bald eagle

NJ’s bald eagles are making a comeback with help from conservationists

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Bald eagles are New Jersey’s early birds. In the chill of winter, they’re the first to build nests [go to article]
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In A.C., farmers talk climate change

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The predicted effects of a warming planet on Garden State farmers are grim: crop failures, plant diseases and an influx of pests [go to article]
American lotus

Nearly 60 percent of NJ’s native plants are rare or endangered

DINO FLAMMIA / NJ 101.5 - A good portion of the Garden State's natural heritage is just a chance event or construction project away from being gone forever [go to article]
Diamondback terrapin turtle

Turtle-smuggling ex-journalist admits poaching thousands of protected terrapins from New Jersey marshes

AP / NJ.COM - A Pennsylvania man and former reporter has pleaded guilty to trafficking protected turtles [go to article]
Hunterdon Land Trust open space

Hunterdon Land Trust reaches milestone with open-space project in Bethlehem Twp

HUNTERDON LAND TRUST - Ninety-eight acres of mostly pristine, verdant forest untouched by churning plow or digging backhoe, and undisturbed by hungry deer [go to article]

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