Environment

Lawmakers advance bill to ban invasive plants, revive statewide invasive species council

BY: - December 15, 2022

Legislators agreed Thursday with environmentalists that a long-dead commission to fight invasive species in N.J. should be reestablished.

Electrification opponents see win on boiler mandate as temporary

BY: - December 13, 2022

Opponents of a plan to require thousands of schools and apartment buildings to convert from gas to electric boilers say the mandate would be too costly.

Bear hunt to continue for four days after hunters fail to reach goals

BY: - December 13, 2022

Hunters killed 93 bears during last week’s five-day bear hunt, which represents just 6% of the bears targeted for harvest, state data shows.

N.J. bear hunt begins after judges rule against animal rights groups

BY: - December 6, 2022

The judges said they weren't convinced by arguments the state misused its emergency rule-making powers when it approved the new bear hunt.

N.J. bear hunt delayed as legal battle begins

BY: - December 1, 2022

The bear hunt was set to begin just before sunrise on Dec. 5, but is now delayed after a judge issued an emergency stay blocking its start.

Lawmakers want to require training to help first responders fight electric vehicle fires

BY: - December 1, 2022

As more electric vehicles hit the road, lawmakers aim to mandate training to ensure first responders can safely fight electric vehicle fires.

State to spend $25M on Revolutionary War sites to woo heritage tourists

BY: - November 30, 2022

New Jersey will spend $25 million to improve 10 sites by the 2026 semiquincentennial, after years of flatlined funding for parks and historic areas.

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.