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Don’s Jersey Birding: Knotweed and other Nightmares

Knotweed. All Photo Credits: Don Torino   By Don Torino Statistics show that one out of two adults have their sleep disturbed by nightmares, their typical scary dreams may be falling from a great height, becoming lost in an unknown place or even chased while … Continue Reading →


WNJ Photo of the Week: Killdeer

Photo Credit: Jeanette York This week’s WNJ Photo of the Week is of a killdeer and was submitted by Jeanette York. It was taken in Whitesbog, Browns Mills. If you have any wildlife photos you’d like to have as WNJ Photo of the Week, email … Continue Reading →


Nature’s Focus: The Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Giant Swallowtail All Photo Credits: Thomas W. Gorman By Thomas W. Gorman Out of all of the state forests, parks, wetlands and wildlife management areas I’ve visited in New Jersey, one of my favorite places is the White Lake Wildlife Management Area and Natural Resource … Continue Reading →

15616975-mmmain N.J. disregard for environment threatens Staten Island (commentary)

Rahway Arch project would dump contaminated soil on flood-prone N.J. tract only half a mile from the Arthur Kill Photo Credit: By Andrew Lanza The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s recent approval of a controversial project that would fill 90 acres of floodplain … Continue Reading →

-1602928797cc972d Rockaway River fuel spill: Cleanup to continue for several more days

Crews from Atlantic Response, Inc. were cleaning up diesel fuel Wednesday that had spilled into the Rockaway River during a delivery to the Montville Department of Public Works on River Road Tuesday, August 12. Officials from the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Morris … Continue Reading →


NewsWorks: N.J. announces climate change mapping website

Theses images, taken from interactive maps show the approximate location of educational facilities located in or near coastal flood-prone areas (left) and the effect a two-foot rise in sea level would have on those facilities that lie along the shore line. Photo Credit: Newsworks Rutgers … Continue Reading →

15609361-mmmain NJ Wildlife: Chimney swift, N.J.’s flying cigar

Chimney Swift, the proverbial “cigar butt with wings” is an amazing 5 ¼” soot gray bird that is very different from nearly all of its avian relatives. How can a bird be that different from all other birds? Well, the bird lacks the ability to perch and is only capable of clinging to walls and vertical sides of structures, while primarily roosting and nesting in chimneys, thus its name. If a swift were too accidentally land on the ground, it would have extreme difficulty in getting airborne once again. Here in the east, it is the only bird that extensively utilizes chimneys to survive, while in our American west, Canyon Wrens will also regularly nest in Chimneys. Continue Reading →

15580758-mmmain Seismic blast testing off N.J. coast postponed for a year

Seismic blast testing of the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey has been postponed for at least a year because of equipment problems on the ship that was set to start the work this summer, officials said today.

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WNJ Exclusive: Saving Private Mama- Update

On Tuesday, August 5th, we were informed of a very special dog named Mama who needed a home by the 11th to avoid euthanasia.

Today, she is alive and well in her loving foster home with a family ready to adopt her soon!

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