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Portland Generating Station in Upper Mount Bethel, Pa. (NJDEP_
Portland Generating Station in Upper Mount Bethel, Pa. (NJDEP_
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For years, PA power plant harmed unborn babies in 4 wealthy NJ counties, study says

The researchers said they hope their findings lead to federal environmental regulations that take into account fetal health.

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Ortley Beach post-storm dune
Ortley Beach dunes barely survived a weekend blizzard in January 2016. (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Ocean County is weeks away from long-awaited dune project

Considered to be one of the most vulnerable stretches along New Jersey's coastline, Ortley Beach will be the first spot in northern Ocean County to benefit from a beach replenishment project that local officials have been waiting on since the shore was slammed by Superstorm Sandy.

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Little Egg Inlet
Little Egg Inlet (NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection)
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Popular NJ boat channel won’t be ready in time for summer

A major thoroughfare for boat traffic at the southern end of Long Beach Island will likely be unsafe to use through at least the first half of summer.

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(Courtesy Herve Belmur)
(Courtesy Herve Belmur)
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NJ spending more than house is worth on toxic clean-up — And family is trapped

The owner of a Sayreville home polluted by industrial chemicals pushes for the state to buyout his property – a power the DEP does not have and does not want.

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The beach in Avon By The Sea during the March snowstorm
The beach in Avon By The Sea during the March snowstorm (Bud McCormick)
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How Jersey Shore beaches weathered the winter storm

Wrapping up a survey of New Jersey beaches following the storm, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection saw no major problems as of Thursday afternoon.

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Scott Pruitt Addresses Employees At EPA Headquarters
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Federal aid cuts may hammer NJ’s environmental budget

New Jersey spends more federal funds than state dollars protecting its land, air and water, making it vulnerable to looming EPA budget cuts.

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January Nor'easter
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Storm wipes away some Jersey Shore beaches, leaving steep cliffs in sand

State and county assessments are getting underway up-and-down the shore.

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woman putting a can into the garbage bin
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NJ gives towns $14.3 million to promote recycling

New Jersey is recycling 41 percent of its municipal waste, but the goal set by the state is 50 percent.

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Round Valley Reservoir (Facebook)
Round Valley Reservoir (Facebook)
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Time to cut back on water! 14 NJ counties under drought warning

State environmental officials on Friday declared a drought warning for the first time in more than two decades for 14 northern and coastal counties after months of low rainfall and falling reservoir levels.

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woman holding glass at water tap and filling water.
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NJ’s drought watch could soon be a drought warning: What does that mean?

With less than normal rainfall, reservoir and stream flow levels are dropping in most parts of the Garden state

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