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Ability Fair showcases new tech to help people with disabilities

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — On Wednesday morning, there was a large horse on the front lawn of Stockton University’s Campus Center.

Tech Trek promotes science for girls

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP _ Ariel Jarvie, 13, of Egg Harbor Township wants to study marine biology. So it was no surprise that her favorite part of Tech Trek Camp at Stockton University this week had to do with water.

A big win for diamondback terrapins and their protectors

Environmentalists, researchers and volunteers are celebrating removal of the diamondback terrapin as a game species in New Jersey.

Diamondback terrapin protected from harvest in NJ

It is no longer legal to catch or harvest diamondback terrapins in New Jersey.

Finally, a plan for all that vast ocean

The ocean off the Mid-Atlantic coast may seem to be a mass of open water, but it’s far from that, according to a draft plan for coordinating ocean activities from New York to Virginia.

Green Thumb Gardens Club tour Saturday

Somers Point's Green Thumbs Garden Club hold its Down to Earth Garden Tour Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Can Lower Bank Bridge be fixed for fishing?

Pinelands Commission staff members have met with Washington Township Deputy Mayor Daniel James about safety concerns regarding fishing off the Lower Bank Bridge, and found the concerns to be realistic, said Commission Executive Director Nancy Wittenberg on Wednesday.

Learn to love moths at this nighttime event

At this nighttime gathering, people encourage moths to come to the lights.

New Jersey considers buying homes atop contaminated sites

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey homeowners whose property sits atop former industrial cesspools that leach chemicals into the ground and water and give off harmful vapors could have their houses purchased by the state.

Vineland families still displaced by threat of ammonia leak

VINELAND — Dozens of city residents remained displaced from their homes Monday after a refrigerated-storage company found problems with its cooling system last week.

Bill to share wildlife violator data heads to state Senate

Legislation to bring New Jersey into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, so it can share information about wildlife violation convictions with other states, was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on Monday.

Stockton professor among first to see live 'ghost fish'

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Sitting in her house halfway around the world from the western Pacific Ocean, Stockton University associate professor Tara Harmer Luke watched the sea floor near Guam this summer, helping identify unusual animal species.

Christie faces decision on terrapins

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie faces a decision on legislation to protect a native New Jersey turtle known for living in salty marshes along the coast and sometimes falling victim to auto traffic during the shore's busy summer months.

WATCH: Locals catch a view of a great white shark off of Margate

A day out on the water led to a close encounter with a juvenile great white shark last weekend for a South Jersey family.

Sea Grant survey: Ocean City has New Jersey's best beaches

Beachgoers picked Ocean City as their overall favorite beach for 2016, according to a poll by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium.

Vulnerable terrapins find loyal fans in South Jersey

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Brian Williamson entered an aquarium room at the Wetlands Institute, sending dozens of tiny turtles scampering for cover in their terrarium.

Stinging sea nettles' rebound needles Jersey shore

BRICK TOWNSHIP — The polyps never saw the scrub brushes coming. Those wielding the brushes never saw the polyps.

Report paints grim picture of health of Barnegat Bay

TOMS RIVER – Closed beaches. Murky water. Dead zones.

Margate decides not to appeal dune ruling

MARGATE — The city’s nearly four-year battle against a federally funded beach replenishment program is over after Commissioners decided against appealing a Superior Court Judge’s ruling.

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