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NJ joins other states to block Trump attack on Clean Water Act

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey is joining with 13 other states and the District of Columbia to oppose the rollback of a key provision of the Clean Water Act [go to article]
Saltmarsh Sparrow, Cape May

Endangered sparrows are facing extinction with future sea-level rise

CHRISSY SEXTON / EARTH.COM - A new study from the Oxford University Press is warning that some species of sparrows will vanish before the end of this century [go to article]
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Climate change poses a threat to New Jersey’s cash crops

NEWS 12 NJ - While many enjoyed a relatively mild winter, warmer temperatures are making it harder to grow some popular crops in the Garden State [go to article]
Hazelnuts grown at Rutgers

How to protect our food from a crazy climate? Consider the hazelnut.

NATHANAEL JOHNSON / GRIST - In 2013, a cold snap in Ordu, Turkey, set off a chain-reaction that ended with terrible consequences for lovers of hazelnut chocolate [go to article]
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Learn how changes to the Clean Water Act could hurt your region before it’s...

KAITLIN SULLIVAN / POPULAR SCIENCE - The Environmental Protection Agency has made moves to shrink national water protections for two years [go to article]
pipeline, energy, natural gas, new jersey

Trump EO would stop states from using water quality to block pipelines

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - President Donald Trump issued an executive order this week to hinder states from blocking unwanted oil and natural-gas pipelines [go to article]
Farmland in Kingwood, NJ

Farming is a billion-dollar industry in N.J. Here’s the good and bad news from...

BLAKE NELSON / NJ.COM - New Jersey farmers produce a billion dollars’ worth of goods every year. New data provides both good and bad news about their very tough job [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream

Cheers – and some caution – for reclassification of NJ’s rivers and streams

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state’s plan to upgrade hundreds of miles of New Jersey’s rivers and streams with new protections to preserve water quality [go to article]
passaic river, newark, new jersey environment

Newark, NJ, has a lead contamination problem in its water

ADAM WERNICK / LIVING ON EARTH - Hundreds of thousands of citizens may be at risk of lead exposure from their tap water in Newark, New Jersey [go to article/audio]
Lucille Ball

Movement is on to save ‘Lucille Ball Pond’ in two NJ towns

DICK BRENNAN / CBS - Lucille Ball, the iconic comedic actress, never lived in two New Jersey towns that border each other, but those municipalities are fighting to keep [go to article]

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