NJ.com: Paulsboro could benefit from leases for off-shore N.J. wind-energy projects

A federal government announcement on Thursday regarding leases for wind power projects off the New Jersey coast could be good news for Paulsboro. Continue Reading →


Bridgewater Patch: Watershed Watchdog Volunteers Protect Clean Up The Raritan River In Somerset County

Photo Credit: Bridgewater Patch Nearly a thousand watershed watchdog volunteers traversed the region in search of litter during the Raritan Headwaters Association’s 24th Annual Stream Clean Up. Approximately 11 tons of trash was removed from stream banks at 35 different sites in Hunterdon, Morris and … Continue Reading →


WNJ Photo of the Week: Female Ceratina Sp. (Small Carpenter Bee).

This week’s Wild New Jersey Photo of the Week is from Hadel Go. This photo of a Small Carpenter Bee was taken in Clifton, NJ. Continue Reading →


Asbury Park Press: What’s next at Red Bank’s old incinerator site?

RED BANK – A former incinerator and landfill on the banks of the Swimming River is a decade from being cleaned and converted to a park. Meanwhile, anglers might want to think twice about eating fish and crabs caught near the site until more studies are done of contamination there. Continue Reading →


NJ.com: Environmental officials warn against eating toxic crabs from Passaic River, Newark Bay

Blue claw crabs in many of New Jersey’s polluted tidal waters are illegal to harvest or eat, says the Department of Environmental Protection. Credit:NJ.com NEWARK — Blue claw crabs live on the bottom of tidal waters all around New Jersey, including the Lower Passaic River … Continue Reading →


The Star Ledger: Floating wetland islands installed at Lake Hopatcong to prevent algae growth

Casey Hurt, left and Richard Ampomah of Princeton Hydro maneuver one of two floating wetlands islands in Ashley Cove. Photo Credit: NJ.com JEFFERSON — In what was said to be the first project of its kind at a public lake in New Jersey, two floating … Continue Reading →


The SandPaper: Smoke-Free Beaches May Become Statewide Reality

While smokers will be able to light up on certain areas of beaches and parks this summer, that could all change when next season rolls around, according to a bill recently passed in the state Legislature. The legislation, which expands the New Jersey Smoke-Free Act, prohibits smoking at state parks and beaches, while municipal and county beaches would be able to ban smoking on all but 15 percent of the area. Continue Reading →


NJ.com: Princeton council moves to reject proposed pipeline

Representatives of Oklahoma-based Williams Co walk along the new proposed 1.2 mile natural gas pipeline extension path in Princeton with affected residents on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Photo Credit: NJ.com PRINCETON — Council called on federal officials this week to reject Williams Transcontinental’s current plan … Continue Reading →


Lacey Patch: Report: Barnegat Bay Is In ‘Significant Ecological Decline’

Barnegat Bay Photo Credit: Lacey Patch The Barnegat Bay is in “significant ecological decline,” as exemplified by harmful algae blooms, loss of eelgrass beds, a shrinking abundance of clams and a loss of marine habitat, a report from Rutgers University has found. The report, authored by Rutgers … Continue Reading →


NJ.com: DEP reminds Hudson County of harvest ban in three toxic waterways

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding Hudson County that crabbing and fishing in the lower Passaic River, Newark Bay and Kill Van Kull is illegal because the water is toxic. Photo Credit: NJ.com With summer in full swing, state officials are again warning … Continue Reading →