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Plastic Bag in Tree (flickr photo by katerha)
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5 Cent-Plastic Bag Bill Advances, Will Reduce Waste

In an effort to reduce waste, keep marine life and birds healthier and take less a toll on the environment, the State Senate Environment Committee today passed the "Reduce Plastic and Paper Bag Usage Act" by a vote of 4-0-1.

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Wind Power
Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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Sweeney Says Christie Administration Is ‘Foot-Dragging’ On Wind Power [AUDIO]

State Senate President Steve Sweeney says 'foot-dragging' in the Christie administration may prevent New Jersey from taking the lead in the emerging wind power industry.

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Mantoloking
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Superstorm Tests Army Corps Beach Replenishment Projects [AUDIO]

New Jersey's beaches and dune systems took a pounding during Superstorm Sandy but it also served as the ultimate test for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers massive beach replenishment projects.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images
Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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Trees Can Be A Blessing Or A Curse [AUDIO]

Trees factored into a lot of the recent storm damage. Downed or damaged trees took down power lines and damaged homes and buildings.

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Storms gather over Barnegat Bay
Storms gather over Barnegat Bay (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
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Storm Could Have Long Term Impact On Barnegat Bay [AUDIO]

We see the devastating impact that Super Storm Sandy had on many Garden State residents, but how did it affect the Barnegat Bay?

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Clean Ocean Action Facebook
Clean Ocean Action Facebook
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Clean Ocean Action’s Fall Beach Sweeps Set For Saturday [AUDIO]

Litter doesn't stand a chance this Saturday as Clean Ocean Action prepares for their 27th annual Fall Beach Sweeps.

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Flickr User Thisisbossi
Flickr User Thisisbossi
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Barnegat Bay Blitz Kicks Off Thursday [AUDIO]

Thousands of volunteers will be donning their gloves and picking up trash along the shore this Thursday in the third installment of the Department of Environmental Protection's Barnegat Bay Blitz.

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Hydrofracking
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Environmental Groups Want Override On Christie’s Fracking Waste Ban Veto [AUDIO]

Over eighty environmental groups are rallying together to call for New Jersey Legislators to override Governor Christie's veto of the Fracking Waste Ban Bill.

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Fracking
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Study Shows High Costs Of Fracking [AUDIO]

The argument against hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" Is getting more ammunition as an environmental group is arguing the practice is not only dangerous to the environment but also to our pocketbooks.

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shellfish
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US Seafood Haul Reaches 17-Year High

The U.S. seafood catch reached a 17-year high last year, with all fishing regions of the country showing increases in both the volume and value of their harvests.

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