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New Law Bans Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling in State Waters Off New Jersey’s Coast

April 21, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a ban on offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling off the immediate coast of New Jersey.

The law, which drew nearly unanimous support from the New Jersey Legislature, counters the Trump administration’s plan to extend its offshore reach for oil and natural gas activities in ocean waters from Maine to ...

Bloomfield Paper Shredding Event Scheduled for Saturday April 21

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield and the Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks are hosting their first paper shredding day of the spring on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Parking lot at 155 Broad St. Bloomfield residents are encouraged to bring any and all paper documents to be shredded. The shredded paper will then be ...

Endangered Bog Turtle Plods Through Senate Towards Official Designation as State Reptile

TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton.

Riverside Elementary School Students Kyle Grzmala and Hayah Mian, and their teacher Mark Eastburn, joined ...

High-Tech Gadgetry Fuels the 35th Anniversary of the World Series of Birding

BERNARDSVILLE – For any real competitor, there’s the ultimate competition: think the Final Four. Or the Super Bowl. Or the biggest cucumber at the state fair.

For birdwatchers, the not-to-miss event is the annual World Series of Birding, to be held Saturday, May 12. It’s a proud New Jersey exclusive.

Individuals and teams fan out across the state for a ...

New Jersey Audubon to Celebrate 35 Years of the "World Series of Birding"

Anyone involved in the “World Series of Birding” agrees: It sure is an exhilarating way to spend 24 hours.

Just imagine, at the stroke of midnight, joining your friends in a New Jersey marsh, or field, or beach, or wherever, to begin an all-night, all-day journey to see or hear as many bird species as possible within the 8,732 square miles of New Jersey.

This treasure hunt ...

New vessel launched on Passaic River, Newark Bay to collect floating debris

Newark, NJ – A new vessel to remove floating trash and debris from the Passaic River, its tributaries and the Newark Bay was launched this week by the Newark-based Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) as part of the agency’s River Restoration Program.

The new, state-of-the-art Aquarius System Trash Hunter-34 Skimmer, which features a 50-foot-long, 13-foot-wide, ...

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