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New water tests confirm PFAS contamination in Bergen County

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New tests on drinking water have found toxic PFAS chemicals present in 43 public water systems around the country [go to article]
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NJ falcons down, eagles up

BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NJ HERALD - The population of peregrine falcons was down slightly last year, while the number of nesting pairs of bald eagles [go to article]
Harmful algae bloom

New Jersey DEP provides $13.5M to address harmful algal blooms

WATERWORLD - The NJ Department of Environmental Protection is making $13.5 million in funding available for local projects to improve water quality [go to article]

Lawmakers ink constitutionally mandated increase in open-space funding

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Assembly lawmakers gave final approval on Monday to nine bills that will provide $230 million in constitutionally mandated [go to article]
Liberty state park, golf course and Craven Point

Protections for Liberty State Park fail amid billionaire’s push to expand golf course into...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - An almost two-year effort to protect Liberty State Park from major development collapsed on Monday amid lobbying efforts [go to article]
Schaeffer Farm, Salem County

81 acres preserved in Salem County

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - David Schaeffer was born and raised in Salem County and loves the area’s agricultural character and way of life [go to article]
Lead water pipe under construction, Newark

Despite promises, NJ lawmakers have just one law about lead in water. They proposed...

STACEY BARCHENGER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey lawmakers who pledged to quickly address the threat of lead in water systems have just one new law [go to article]
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Old lead pipes push replacement plan in New Jersey capital

MIKE CATALINI / AP / WHYY - All 37,000 of the lead water pipes in New Jersey’s capital city will be replaced over the next five years at an estimated cost of $150 million [go to article]
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Protesters rally at Liberty State Park to ward off billionaire’s golf course expansion

TOM NOBILE / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The effort to save one of Liberty State Park’s waterfront vistas from a billionaire developer bent on expanding [go to article]
Liberty state park, golf course and Craven Point

Golf club for the 1 percent wants to seize a migratory bird habitat

TRACEY TULLY / NY TIMES - The snowy owl was first spotted just beyond the 18th hole of one of the most expensive golf courses ever built [go to article]

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