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NJ’s combined sewer problem needs fixing, but who’s going to pay?

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS - New Jersey’s oldest cities are saddled with 19th century water and sewer lines and finding even the latest updates [go to video]
Lead water pipe under construction, Newark

Senate panel advances bills on lead service lines, water infrastructure upgrades

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A Senate panel approved five bills designed to advance state efforts to reduce the public’s exposure to lead in drinking water [go to article]
Grapes on the vine

Climate change could shrink more than half of all wine regions. What will it...

FRANK KUMMER / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - Never heard of mourvedre? You might want to develop a taste for the rustic, full-bodied red wine because it could [go to article]
Stream waterfall, Nishisakawick Creek, Frenchtown, NJ

Trump repeals key elements of Clean Water Act

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Trump administration yesterday finalized repeal of key provisions of the Clean Water Act, stripping away protections [go to article]
Harmful algae bloom

Lawmakers, marina owners lobby for funds to fight algae blooms, keep lakes open in...

DAVID M. ZIMMER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Government officials and marina owners met on the frozen shore of Greenwood Lake on Thursday to lobby [go to article]
Drinking water

Bergen County drinking water sample ranks fourth for toxic PFAS in national study

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A drinking water sample taken from a Bergen County town had one of the highest concentrations of an increasingly [go to article]

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]
nj environment news, bald eagle

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]

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