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Declare state of emergency over Newark water crisis, lawmaker begs Murphy

KAREN YI and MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - A state lawmaker is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to declare a state of emergency in Newark as the city’s escalating [go to article]
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Suburb gets its water from troubled Newark system. That’s going to change, mayor says.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - In Bloomfield, water worries have been around for years – but now they’re overflowing, with the town [go to article]
seagull

Flying assassins are called in to combat aggressive gulls

NICK CORASANITI / NY TIMES - They are deft predators of the French fried potato, able to pluck a fresh wedge in the milliseconds it takes a single fry [go to article]
Rancocas Creek

Tired of flood damage, South Jersey residents want the state to buy their homes

ELLIE RUSHING / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - Winding through the middle of Southampton Township is the Rancocas Creek, a 58.3-mile tributary [go to article]
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Farming flourishes in the Garden State

NJTV / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Recently released federal statistics on agriculture in the United States held some surprising news for New Jersey [go to article]
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Lead crisis in Newark grows, as bottled water distribution is bungled

NICK CORASANITI, COREY KILGANNON and JOHN SCHWARTZ / NY TIMES - A growing crisis over lead contamination in drinking water gripped Newark [go to article]
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Lead concerns spread to towns that share Newark’s water supply

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS - Fears about water safety have spread beyond Newark, where federal officials have ordered the city to supply bottled water [go to article]
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Warming waters could cause one whale of a problem for New Jersey, says Rutgers...

TAPINTO.NET - The number of humpback whale sightings in New York City and northern New Jersey has increased dramatically in recent years, by more than 500% [go to article]
Diamondback terrapin turtle

Wetland Institute protects, studies diamondback terrapins

MICHELE S. BYERS / N.J. CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - On a mid-July day, a diamondback terrapin tried to cross busy 2nd Avenue in downtown Stone Harbor [go to article]
water bottles

Lead scare in New Jersey: Water bottles handed out as levels still high in...

DAVID PORTER / AP / USA TODAY - Residents began picking up bottled water on Monday, days after elevated lead levels were found in homes where city-issued filters [go to article]

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