The Great Egg Harbor River off Egg Harbor Township was a windy expanse on a recent fall day. Even so, a powerboat sped by, pulling a waterskier in a wetsuit.
HAMMONTON — Local leaders and utility officials will ceremoniously kick off a project to convert more than 1,400 streetlights to energy-efficient LED technology.
CAPE MAY POINT — The cold front that just swept through the region brought with it a plethora of migrating birds, from songbirds to their raptor predators.
OCEAN CITY — Sharon Bell, 61, and Atiya Bell, 30, stepped off a bus near Ninth Street on Sunday afternoon, wearing pink and ready to walk in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K.
More than 2,300 acres in the state-designated Pinelands were preserved in the past year, including more than 500 acres in Mullica Township around the historic Amatol munitions plant that briefly played a role in World War I, according to a Pinelands Commission report.
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP — The New Jersey Pinelands Commission has begun livestreaming its monthly meetings from its headquarters in the 1.1 million acre reserve.
CAPE MAY POINT — With five of 10 weeks of monarch counts completed, this year is the best for the migration of the butterflies in four years.
ATLANTIC CITY —The state Department of Environmental Protection on Friday lifted a prohibition of shellfish harvest near the area of a now-fixed sewer pipe leak near Bader Field.
For oysterman Barney Hollinger, a Delaware Bay conservation plan needs to prevent further erosion of the mouth of the Maurice River, and further filling in of waterways used by oyster boats.
The European energy company developing a wind farm 10 miles off Atlantic City is exiting the fossil-fuels business and going all-in on sustainable energy.
The next part of a Barnegat Bay cleanup will focus on developing a standard to reduce nutrients going into the bay’s unhealthiest areas.
In a state with severe budget problems, should money from environmental settlements have to be spent on natural resource protection?
ESTELL MANOR — One-third of New Jersey’s land mass is developed and another third preserved, a Nature Conservancy representative told the Pinelands Municipal Council last week.
ATLANTIC CITY — The second phase of the cleanup of soils under a long-gone manufactured-gas plant is under way, according to its owner, South Jersey Gas.
Members of the Mystic Island Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday assisted the Marine Mammal Stranding Center out of Brigantine in releasing a 40-pound seal that had come into the stranding center’s care after it was attacked by a shark.
A sewer leak discovered last Saturday near Bader Field has been stopped, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority said Thursday.
The state Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday suspended harvest of shellfish from beds near Bader Field in Atlantic City, where a sewer leak was discovered.
Clean Water Action has released its 2015-17 legislative scorecard, showing Democrats’ overall scores rising this session, and Republicans’ falling, based on how they voted to protect the environment.
The black rail has been a rare bird in New Jersey for decades, but now the shy, small bird of the high marshes is even more difficult to find.
CAPE MAY POINT — Her friends aren’t surprised when Rebecca Zerlin suddenly calls out “Monarch!” when they are driving with her.
WEST WILDWOOD — The borough is in the planning stages of a project that will help save the peninsula that protects homes in front of the Wildwood Canal from wave action.
BRIGANTINE — A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to an upstate New York aquarium.
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Researchers and students released about 10,000 3-month-old horseshoe crabs into the Delaware Bay on Wednesday, in the hopes a few will survive.
Piping plovers are making a modest comeback in New Jersey after hitting a low of 92 pairs in 2014, but now scientists are nervously awaiting word of how they survived Hurricane Irma at their wintering grounds in the Caribbean and Florida.
ATLANTIC CITY — Zack Pennock stepped in a kayak in the bay Saturday morning, stuck his hand into the water and pulled out a small, brown and rusted bicycle.
CAPE MAY — When Hurricane Sandy hit in October 2012, a renovated South Cape May Meadows absorbed the storm’s rain and held it in its restored freshwater wetlands, protecting nearby homes on Sunset Boulevard.