Environment

Feds give $1M for restoration work at two New Jersey historic sites

BY: - November 24, 2022

New Jersey's historic sites have long been underfunded, but two sites each got $500,000 in federal grants for restoration work.

Little appetite for Manchin permitting bill in congressional lame-duck session

BY: - November 24, 2022

The bill was a condition of the West Virginia Democrat’s support for his party’s larger climate, health care and taxes measure earlier this year

N.J. bear hunt likely returning despite pleas from animal activists

BY: - November 16, 2022

The New Jersey Fish and Game Council unanimously approved reinstating the controversial bear hunt after human-bear interactions spiked.

Environmentalists push back on return of N.J.’s bear hunt

BY: - November 14, 2022

One year after declaring there would be no bear hunt, Gov. Phil Murphy intends to revive it after a jump in reports of human-bear encounters.

Ten years after Sandy, Hoboken offers lessons in storm resilience

BY: - October 28, 2022

The massive Rebuild by Design project will help Hoboken address the kind of catastrophic flooding it saw after Sandy, city officials say.

A decade after Hurricane Sandy, fight to reform disaster relief continues

BY: - October 27, 2022

Federal and state lawmakers are pushing bills to help Hurricane Sandy survivors — some still displaced — dodge disaster relief clawbacks.

Legislator looks to expand New Jersey’s outdoor smoking ban

BY: - October 26, 2022

Assemblywoman Carol Murphy's bill would bar smoking on boardwalks, at race tracks and amusement parks, and in many other spaces.

States are vying for money to start ‘hydrogen hubs.’ What are they?

BY: - October 23, 2022

Many see “hydrogen hubs” — clustered centers for production, storage and use of the gas — as a crucial piece of the puzzle for decarbonizing the U.S. economy.

New flood protection rules inch toward adoption, with public meetings set

BY: - October 17, 2022

State officials are moving forward with plans to update decades-old flood maps that ignore how climate change has worsened flooding.

State orders partial oversight of struggling Trenton Water Works

BY: - October 13, 2022

State environmental officials will form a team to oversee the long-troubled Trenton Water Works and recommend how to bring it into compliance.

New bill would create commission to oversee troubled Trenton Water Works

BY: - October 10, 2022

Mayors in Trenton Water Works' service area have accused the 200-year-old utility of years of "gross incompetence.”

Storm relief, climate progress still elusive decade after Hurricane Sandy, lawmakers told

BY: - October 7, 2022

Advocates and storm survivors say much remains to be done to make New Jersey more resilient from storms like Hurricane Sandy.