BROOKLYN _ Clean Water Advocate Christopher Swain will again swim the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site here on Earth Day.
The A. J. Meerwald, a restored oyster schooner, is celebrating its 90th birthday and will sail from late April through October of this year, the Bayshore Center at Bivalve in Port Norris announced last week.
POINT PLEASANT — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed a ban on offshore drilling in state waters, just before the start of Earth Day and Earth Week festivities and on the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off Louisiana.
The need to protect the Atlantic Ocean against environmental threats — from the prospect of drilling for fossil fuels to plastics pollution and climate change — continues as Earth Day celebrates its 48th anniversary.
Fifty-five years ago — on April 20, 1963 — New Jersey's biggest forest fire disaster laid waste to much of South Jersey, fueled by drought and winds gusting to 40 mph.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Fans of Earth Day can spend this weekend going from one green activity to another at parks, gardens and li-braries around the region.
ATLANTIC CITY — From the outside, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s latest renewable energy project looks like a shipping container and inside, like a bank of computers.
Now that the nuclear subsidy bill has passed the state Legislature, opponents of a plan to provide $300 million per year to Public Service Enterprise Group to keep its Salem County plants running hope the governor will make changes to it.
The Dix Wildlife Management Area in Fairfield Township will grow by 1,650 acres thanks to a $674,000 federal grant, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd, announced this week.
A bill to restart the Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind farm project off Atlantic City passed both houses of the state Legislature on Thursday and now goes to the governor.
PILESGROVE TOWNSHIP — The Harris family has run Cowtown Rodeo, billed as the oldest weekly rodeo in the U.S., since 1929.
Some marshes look darker and grayer this spring, but that’s a good thing, biologists and wetlands experts say.
The state Legislature will vote Thursday on several clean-energy bills, including one to provide $300 million a year to nuclear power plants that can prove they are struggling to compete with cheap natural gas.
New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory will hold its 23rd annual sport optics sale this weekend.
MARGATE — Despite a wooden structure and several piling already standing at Adams and Ventnor avenues, a Margate homeowner has sued to halt construction of a Congo Falls miniature golf course.
A Brigantine woman has started a petition demanding the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection stop killing foxes at the state-owned North Brigantine Natural Area.
Four nor’easters hit New Jersey in March, disrupting everyday life, flooding coastal streets and forcing some island residents to find higher ground or risk being stranded.
The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council met Thursday and set summer flounder and black sea bass regulations in front of an overflow crowd at the Bay Avenue Community Center in Stafford Township.
Residents of Brigantine Island are rallying against the state killing foxes in the North Brigantine Natural Area, while wildlife enthusiasts stress the need to protect the endangered piping plover.
Saturday is National Beer Day: a day to celebrate the suds we love. However, climate change threatens to flatten the production of hops, meaning less pop in your top.
Trout season opens Saturday morning, with more than 184,000 freshly stocked rainbow trout already in waterways around the state, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.
PRINCETON — Danish power company Orsted, the world leader in offshore wind farm development, will open an office in Atlantic City in May at the Bella Condominiums and start hiring staff soon, its president said Tuesday at the fifth annual International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum.
An environmental scientist at Pepco Holdings, parent company of Atlantic City Electric, has won an award for helping bald eagles avoid injury from power lines.
When it comes to this season’s allergy forecast, don’t let the cool and wintry spring we’ve had so far fool you. Start taking your medicine now.
Ospreys returned in full force last week, about a week later than usual, and found their nest platforms mostly repaired by volunteers after a series of winter storms.
After years of rebuilding Delaware Bayshore beaches decimated by Hurricane Sandy, the American Littoral Society and its partners have developed a computer tool to help predict where the sand will travel.