Two significant storms took a toll on New Jersey's beaches in the offseason, but they moved through rather quickly and the majority of eroded sand was deposited offshore in sand bars and will gradually move back onto the beaches.
Under the terms of a legal settlement announced today, the Hess Corporation is expected to make about $45 million in pollution control upgrades at its Port Reading oil refinery near Woodbridge. Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin says this will dramatically reduce polluting emissions and lead to a marked improvement in air quality for the region.
Today, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched a new mobile phone application to help visitors plan for and make the most out of their trips to New Jersey's state parks, forests and historic sites. The free Pocket Ranger application provides information on activities, amenities and services directly to users' smartphones.