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In this file photo, firefighters engage in night-time burn-out operations to tackle a forest fire that spread to 1,000 acres in South Jersey. (New Jersey Forest Fire Service Section B10)
In this file photo, firefighters engage in night-time burn-out operations to tackle a forest fire that spread to 1,000 acres in South Jersey. (New Jersey Forest Fire Service Section B10)
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Good and bad news for New Jersey’s forest fire risk

It's been a long, hot summer. And if it stays dry, we could start seeing a heightened risk for wildfires.

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Sip slowly, NJ: Half the state’s under a drought watch

If everyone cut back water use just 10 percent, "we could fill about 205 Olympic size swimming pools every day," a state official says.

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NJ lawmakers consider voiding DEP’s new rules on development near waterways

The seemingly dry topic of water-protection rules could provoke a rarity by month’s end: A legislative veto invalidating new DEP rules for development.

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NJ Denies Delay to End Stinky Landfill Takeover

State environmental officials have denied a request to delay the takeover of a northern New Jersey landfill they say failed to control a stinky gas odor.

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NJ Reopens Another Barnegat Bay Shellfish Bed

Another shellfish bed damaged by Superstorm Sandy has reopened in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay.

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Red Knot, Shorebirds Could Benefit from Beach Improvements

In an effort to restore critical feeding habitats for migrating shorebirds, in particular the state-endangered red knot, the state and its partners are working to re-establish Delaware Bay beaches that were eroded by Superstorm Sandy.

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Crews repair a water main break in Hoboken
Crews repair a water main break in Hoboken (WNBC TV)
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Boil Water Advisory Lifted For Hoboken

The water company that serves most of Hoboken has lifted a boil water advisory that was issued in the wake of some recent pipe and water main breaks.

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Flickr User Bods
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Fall Activity For Black Bears Begins In New Jersey [AUDIO]

As New Jersey moves into the fall and the colder season begins, residents and outdoor enthusiasts in the state's "bear country" are urged to be on the lookout for black bears as they prepared for the winter denning season.

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Adam R. Leung, flickr
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NJ Officials Approve New Beach Access Rules

New Jersey environmental officials have approved a revision of the state's public access rules for beaches, bays and tidal waterways.

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"Green Acres" in Trenton (Mel Evans/Associated Press)
"Green Acres" in Trenton (Mel Evans/Associated Press)
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Artist’s Courtyard Creation at NJ Offices Doomed

The state of New Jersey is going to tear up a large, deteriorating work of landscape architecture at its environmental protection headquarters in Trenton.

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