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Delaware River Advocates Seek Support for Revived Federal Legislation
Jon Hurdle | February 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Legislation would have U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service coordinate efforts of current advocacy organizations, state agencies, nonprofits
NJ’s Beaches on Delaware Bay to Undergo Restoration to Help Safeguard Wildlife
Jon Hurdle | February 3, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Spawning grounds for horseshoe crabs, feeding areas for shorebirds to get more protection
Explainer: Water-Quality Watchdog Getting Ready to Get Back to Work
Jon Hurdle | January 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Explainer
The Drinking Water Quality Institute was out of the loop between 2010 and 2014. Is it back in business?
EPA Officials Agree to Check Again for Toxics Near Superfund Site in Vineland
Jon Hurdle | January 14, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Federal agency will do more extensive testing at pond and creek near former site of heavy metals plant
Vineland Urges EPA to Upgrade Cleanup of Toxics Near Superfund Site
Jon Hurdle | January 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Argument centers on whether remediation should be to 'industrial' or 'residential' standards
Beaches Along Delaware Bay to See More Protection for Migrating Shorebird
Jon Hurdle | December 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment
The diminutive red knot, which touches down in New Jersey on it 9,000-mile migration, has been named to the Endangered Species list
Delaware Estuary Partners Renew Pact to Protect Fragile Environment
Jon Hurdle | December 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment
One goal of new pledge is to counter growing threats from climate change, especially inundation of coastal wetlands by rising sea levels
Democrat Faces Long Odds in Battle for Congressional Seat in 11th District
Jon Hurdle | October 27, 2014 | Elections 2014
Well-ensconced Republican Frelinghuysen hopes to shake off challenge from Democratic hopeful Dunec
Feds, States Continue to Shortchange Delaware River Basin Commission
Jon Hurdle | October 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
New executive director of DRBC raises concerns about protecting water quality for some 15 million people
GOP Incumbent Seen Prevailing Over Democratic Newcomer in 4th District
Jon Hurdle | October 20, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Democrat Scolavino faces uphill struggle against Smith, who is running for 17th Congressional term
Hammonton Cuts Water Use Through Education, Overhaul of Rate System
Jon Hurdle | October 14, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Residents of Pinelands town learn they can restrict their use of water without sacrificing their lush green lawns
MacArthur Jabs Belgard Again Over Democrats’ Campaign Videos
Jon Hurdle | October 6, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
With race in 3rd Congressional District too close to call, candidates turn to immigration, same-sex marriage to sway undecided voters
After Latest Casino Closures, Can Atlantic City Reinvent Itself?
Jon Hurdle | September 9, 2014 | Politics, Planning
Christie calls ‘summit’ to help plan future for ailing gaming hub, but details are thin on the ground
Solvay Finds PFC's in Seven Private Wells in Two South Jersey Towns
Jon Hurdle | June 30, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Company will not say whether levels detected in West Deptford and East Greenwich exceed limits proposed by state DEP
Restored Doughboy Statue Helps Sandy Recovery at Union Beach
Jon Hurdle | May 20, 2014 | Sandy
Putting the granite statue back in place after it was broken in pieces by the superstorm is one more step toward 'normalcy' in battered town
EPA Details Plans for Cleanup of Dioxins, PCB’s and Other Toxins from Passaic River
Jon Hurdle | May 9, 2014 | Energy & Environment, More Issues
One approach would dredge more than 4 million cubic yards of sediment, enough to fill MetLife Stadium twice
New Jersey Already Seeing Effects of Climate Change, National Report Says
Jon Hurdle | May 7, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Study by group of scientists and other experts offers specific forecast of extreme weather’s impact on Northeast, rest of U.S.
DRPA Chief Calls Reform Bill ‘Not Transformative,’ Says Changes Already Made
Jon Hurdle | May 6, 2014 | More Issues
Pending bill calls for increased transparency, more responsible management of toll revenues by Delaware River Toll Authority
Long-Awaited DEP Study Says PFC Contamination Widespread in State’s Water
Jon Hurdle | May 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Twenty-county survey, completed in 2010, was only released recently, despite repeated calls to make data public
Water-Contamination Watchdog Restarts Work With Focus on PFCs
Jon Hurdle | April 30, 2014 | Energy & Environment
New chairman vows to resist any attempts to 'subvert the process' of the Drinking Water Quality Institute
New Online Tool Gauges Local, Statewide Threats from Rise in Sea Level
Jon Hurdle | April 24, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Sea-level rise has broad implications for highly vulnerable communities and those that think they're out of harm's way
New Jersey's Coastal Assets Threatened by Global Rise in Sea Level
Jon Hurdle | April 14, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Rate at which ocean is rising has more than tripled over past century, according to records of one NJ historical society
U.S. to Probe Concerns About Contamination in Paulsboro Water
Jon Hurdle | April 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Federal agency joins with state Department of Health to investigate source of PFCs in drinking water
Initiative Seeks to Safeguard Water Quality, from Highlands to Delaware Bay
Jon Hurdle | April 1, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Nonprofit foundation’s $35 million effort aims to slow development, protect aquifer, reduce pollution in sensitive areas
DRBC’s Outgoing Director Says Delaware River Basin Needs Strong Regulator
Jon Hurdle | March 26, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Delaware River Basin Commission tasked with ensuring water quality, coordinating interests -- and settling arguments -- of four states and federal government
Bayshore Pursues Recovery Plan After Missing Out on Bulk of Federal Funding
Jon Hurdle | March 24, 2014 | Sandy
Four towns in Cumberland County are putting together and acting on a Sandy-recovery initiative of their own
Environmentalists Reject Solvay Claim on Safety of Paulsboro Water
Jon Hurdle | January 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment, More Issues
Town relying on one well as single source of water, while concerns raised about possible contamination
Bay Point Buyout of Storm-Ravaged Homes: A Realistic Response to Rising Waters?
Jon Hurdle | January 8, 2014 | Sandy
Residential community devastated by Sandy to be turned into open-space habitat for Delaware Bay wildlife
Profile: Fledgling Ecotourism Promoter Isn't Strictly for the Birds
Jon Hurdle | December 11, 2013 | Energy & Environment, More Issues, Profiles
Pete Dunne, long-time head of Cape May Bird Observatory, wants to take NJ's natural treasures to the world
NJ Birders Stunned by Influx of Snowy Owls from Arctic Regions
Jon Hurdle | December 9, 2013 | Energy & Environment
Bird-watchers and general public warned to keep their distance, since birds may be underfed and overstressed from long journey south
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