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Yellowstone looking for body of tourist who fell into hot spring

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Park rangers navigated a dangerous landscape where boiling water flows beneath a fragile rock crust, searching Wednesday for a man who reportedly walked off a boardwalk and fell into a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park.

Avalon neighbors oppose tree-cutting in high dunes

AVALON – Some residents who use the borough’s coastal dune trail at 48th Street are trying to save some pine trees from chainsaws.

2016 hurricane season starts Wednesday, here's what to expect

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released its 2016 hurricane forecast Friday, betting that this season should fall in line with an average hurricane season.

Beaches, beaten by storms, restored by man in time for summer

Winter temperatures were mild overall in South Jersey, but the weather was wild on beaches.

Windmills off Atlantic City for power not likely soon, exec says

A Cape May-based company has wanted to build windmills off Atlantic City’s coast for more than half a decade but has found continued resistance.

Delaware Bay's horseshoe crabs on TV Friday

The Wetlands Institute Horseshoe Crab Conservation Program and Festival will be featured Friday on National Geographic Wild’s “United States of Animals” television program.

How healthy is New Jersey's water? Depends whom you ask

If you want to know whether the water is clean, ask a shellfish. But don’t be surprised if you have to pry the information out of it.

Stockton's new boat an ocean-worthy research vessel

NEW GRETNA _ A petrel is a small seabird.

How honeybees drive a $15 billion industry

The buzz of a bee as it circles around you might make you want to swat it. But unless you’re willing to live without one-third of the foods you love, you should resist the urge to squish the insect.

Christie vetoes bill supporting windmills off Atlantic City

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill supporting a proposed windmill farm off the coast of Atlantic City.

New Jersey's bald eagle population soaring

Three young eagles sat in their nest, which was tucked in the limbs of a 75-foot-tall oak tree gently swaying in the breeze.

Oyster farms, shorebird vie for space on NJ bay beaches

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A decision by wildlife authorities to allow expansion of the commercial oyster farming industry on New Jersey's Delaware Bay has some environmental groups worried.

ACUA's Earth Day festival promotes conservation, recycling

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s annual Earth Day festival Sunday promoted its mission of recycling, renewable energy and conservation.

Time to clean up all those crab traps pulled from the river

PORT REPUBLIC — Alyssa Enny was thankful she had gloves on her hands Saturday.

Finding South Jersey's sound through songbirds

It’s time to open up the windows, let some fresh air in and take in the warm weather.

Watch paleontologist Ken Lacovara's TED talk

Not many people can say they discovered a dinosaur, but Linwood native Ken Lacovara was still surprised when he got the email inviting him to give a talk about it at the 2016 TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada in February.

Once is not good enough: Learn to reuse products instead of tossing after one use

Single-use products are emblematic of our throw-away lifestyle. Plastics make up about 30 percent of our household trash and as much as 80 percent of debris in the ocean, according to several environmental organizations.

During wildfire season, fire crews call for air support

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP – Pilot Ed Carter Jr. was midway through a sentence Thursday when he suddenly announced, “I have a fire.”

DEP fines Dennis construction company $14K for ocean-dumping

The state fined a Dennis Township construction company $14,000 for allegedly dumping material from a nearby erosion project into the Atlantic Ocean in Monmouth County.

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