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Elevated lead levels found in drinking water in Bergen, Hudson county homes

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Elevated lead levels have been found in the drinking water of some homes in Bergen and Hudson counties, prompting the Suez water [go to article]
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Where are NJ’s new chemical rules? Enviros accuse DEP of more foot-dragging on PFAS

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Environmentalists are urging state officials to speed up regulation of two toxic chemicals that have been recommended for tight new health limits [go to article]
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How the Clean Water Act fixed the Delaware River’s pollution problem

SUSAN PHILLIPS / WHYY - President Donald Trump came into office promising to roll back environmental regulations. Last year, he boasted about his actions at a conference [go to article]
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The Delaware River’s invisible threats

DANA BATES and SUSAN PHILLIPS / WHYY - More than forty-five years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, the Delaware River has gone from being an eyesore and a hazard [go to article]
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Opinion: ‘Regenerative agriculture’ has climate, health benefits

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - What does organic farming have to do with climate change, cancer, nutrition and food security? [go to article]
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Governor stresses unsafe lead levels in NJ water but offers no quick fixes

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday said it is time to focus on New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure, a problem most dramatically underscore [go to article]
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The death of the Delaware River

DANA BATE / WHYY - Joe Newton would fish on the Delaware River every day if he could. “It depends on the weather and the conditions and the like,” the Willingboro [go to article]
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Do you live in bald eagle heaven? NJ counts 200 nests

DINO FLAMMIA / NJ 101.5 - For the first time on record, a count of bald eagles in New Jersey has spotted more than 200 nest sites [go to article]

Lots of rain in 2018 made local rivers run high and fast. Will climate...

DANA BATE / WHYY - If you remember 2018 as being one rainstorm after the next, you aren’t far off [go to article]
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New Jersey’s dairy farms are in crisis

JILL P. CAPUZZO / NEW JERSEY MONTHLY - Since he started milking his neighbors’ cows at age 10, Jared Weeks knew he wanted to be a dairy farmer. At 12, he scraped together [go to article]

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