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Murphy announces fracking ban

More than 100,000 people want to keep fracking out of the Delaware River basin....

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Fracking is still big business in Pennsylvania. More than 7,000 wells in the Keystone State have been sunk into the Marcellus Shale [go to article]
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New chemical substitutes threaten to undermine NJ’s cutting-edge rules on PFAS

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey’s nation-leading efforts to protect the public from a class of toxic chemicals in drinking water are being threatened by the emergence [go to article]
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Water system managers plan for upgrades, but funding is scarce

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS - New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe says the way responsibility is divvied up among [go to article/watch video]
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Opinion: Protecting wildlife sustains us all

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Visit the Pine Barrens in summer and hear a chorus of Pine Barrens tree frogs, watch northern pine snakes [go to article]
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Govs. Florio and Whitman: We’re working together to help tackle N.J.’s water infrastructure woes

JAMES J. FLORIO and CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN / NJ.COM - It has been a tough year for New Jersey's water infrastructure [go to article]
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Pumping up state spending on open space, land preservation, parks

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is preparing to ramp up spending on open space, farmland and historic preservation to as much as $155 million [go to article]
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Meet the four-legged detectives inspecting your water

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS - Since 2016, over 565 acres of the Navesink River in Fair Haven was prohibited from harvesting shellfish due to high levels [go to article/video]

The insect apocalypse is here

BROOKE JARVIS / NY TIMES - Sune Boye Riis was on a bike ride with his youngest son, enjoying the sun slanting over the fields and woodlands [go to article]
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Frozen sea turtle washes up on Long Beach Island

AVALON ZAPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - A frozen sea turtle washed up on Long Beach Island earlier this month as temperatures dipped during a cold snap [go to article]
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Cultivating community through food in NJ: The intersection of development and agriculture

PAMELA MACKENZIE / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - As interest in locally grown food increases and as New Jersey and many other states watch their farmland shrink [go to article]

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