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A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
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New Study Finds Link Between Fracking And Poor Health In PA

The study is the latest in a flurry of studies that show a link between gas drilling and health problems.

07/16/2015

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Local Park Focus Of Campaign That Discourages Selling Plastic Water Bottles

The campaign’s Rebecca Laden says our national parks should be protecting our natural resource, water, by discouraging plastic bottles.

07/12/2015

Tire Round-up workers fill a sanitation department truck's hopper with tires. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Community Groups Raise Money And Clean Up Neighborhoods With Tire Round-Up Program

The effort gives community groups an opportunity to raise money while cleaning up their neighborhoods.

07/11/2015

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Raccoon That Bit Woman in South Jersey Tests Positive For Rabies

The animal was destroyed and a woman exposed to it is getting shots as a precaution.

07/10/2015

Olaf Jensen, of the Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences at Rutgers.  File photo provided by Rutgers Univ.)

Rutgers Scientist Says Sex-Switching Fish May Reveal Environmental Clues

Olaf Jensen, a Rutgers University biologist, is studying how and why some breeds of fish can convert from female to male. And, sometimes, back again.

07/09/2015

(Rowan University virtual reality center director George Lecakes stands in front of a display of a seashore community during a demonstration.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Rowan U. Unveils Newly Expanded Virtual Reality Modeling Center

Rowan University is taking a major step toward establishing itself as a technology hub for South Jersey, taking problem-solving to a new level.

07/08/2015

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Officials: Tree-Killing Beetle Detected In 3 NJ Counties

This beetle, the emerald ash borer, is the size of a penny. It’s small, but it’s a killer of ash trees.

07/07/2015

Beach in Ocean City, New Jersey. (credit: Matt Rivers)

Dredging Work Due To Resume Later This Month In Ocean City

Dredging work should resume later this month at a beach replenishment project in southern New Jersey.

07/07/2015

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Officials: Invasive Beetle Found In 3 New Jersey Counties

New Jersey Department of Agriculture officials reported Monday that the emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, is active in five towns in three counties.

07/06/2015

Margate - August 23, 2012

Officials Investigate Alleged Shark Sighting Off Margate Beach

Lifeguards were dispatched off of Gladstane Avenue Beach, where swimmers were evacuated from the water immediately.

07/06/2015

(Some of the students taking part in the "green" summer camp at Bristol High School.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

‘Green’ Summer Camp Blooms in Bucks County, Pa.

A unique summer camp is being conducted in Bristol, Pa. And it’s all about sustainability.

07/06/2015

(A California valley coyote.  File photo by Justin Johnsen)

Officials Warning Residents Of Possible Coyote Sightings In Whitpain Township, Pa.

Whitpain Township police say that although the animals are not normally aggressive toward people, they have been known to attack and feed on smaller animals, including househould pets.

07/06/2015

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Local Nature Preserve Cutting Down Trees To Help The Environment

The nature preserve is opting to cut down some trees under attack by an aggressive insect.

07/05/2015

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Judge To Hear Request To Halt Ocean Blasting In NJ

Fishing groups and environmentalists say the research disturbs and can possibly harm marine life including dolphins, turtles and whales.

07/03/2015

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EPA: July 4th Fireworks Spew Pollution And Can Pose Health Risks

A study of 315 locations around the country found that the holiday explosions temporarily boosted the levels of airborne microscopic particles that can pose a health risk.

07/01/2015