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Hoboken food, Sandy, new jersey

Does rain tax have a chance of taming state’s stormwater runoff?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It’s been a system that has been used by most states to deal with an issue that has vexed policymakers in New Jersey for years [go to article]
new jersey environment news, farming, vegetables

Cultivating community through food in NJ: The intersection of development and agriculture

PAMELA MACKENZIE / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - As interest in locally grown food increases and as New Jersey and many other states watch their farmland shrink [go to article]
NJ Green Acres

Trust approves $15 million for Green Acres land acquisitions and flood property buyouts

GARDEN STATE PRESERVATION TRUST - The board of the Garden State Preservation Trust today approved $15.3 million in funding for the State Office of Green Acres [go to article]
beach and seawater

Why fecal bacteria sometimes takes over Jersey Shore beaches

RUSS ZIMMER / NBC 10 - The cloud of fecal bacteria that lingered off New Jersey beaches last week is a reminder of a grim truth on the Shore: The water [go to article]
horseshoe crabs, delaware bay, new jesey wildlife

Horseshoe crabs are spawning. Why it’s important we watch (and count)

CHRIS FRANKLIN / NJ.COM - As the sun lowered itself below the Delaware Bay horizon on an unusually cool Monday night in June, a group of people, some dressed in colorful [go to article]
marina boats

Murphy kills Liberty State Park marina proposal

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A controversial proposal to build a high-end marina in a tranquil area of Liberty State Park has been shot down by Gov. Phil Murphy's [go to article]
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Murphy’s veto means chemical plant can’t get back into the toxic waste business …...

BILL GALLO, JR. / NJ.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy has conditionally vetoed a bill that would have allowed large-scale processing of hazardous wastewater to resume [go to article]
water splash

NJ panel urges tighter chemical rule as EPA mulls national standard

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Scientists are recommending that New Jersey adopt the nation’s strictest limit on a toxic chemical that was once used for nonstick cookware [go to article]
Passaic River, Newark, New Jersey

Plastic pollution plagues Raritan, Passaic rivers

TODD BATES / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - Generations of Rutgers students and alumni have sung lovingly about the “Banks of the Old Raritan,” but the 90-mile-long waterway [go to article]
Red knots and Horseshoe crabs, Delaware Bay

“Barely enough” horseshoe crab eggs for arriving red knots

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - In the first week of the red knot stopover on Delaware Bay, there were just enough horseshoe crab eggs [go to article]

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