Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Environment

Six State Parks & Forests Near Us to Get E.V. Charging Stations

PRESS RELEASE: Trenton, (Sept. 27, 2022) - New Jersey state parks are among the latest recipients of funding to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure,...

Knowlton Rejects Water System Bids for Second Time

Maybe third time will be a charm, but for now bids for a reverse-osmosis water filtration system have been rejected for the second time in as many months. “Here we go again,” Mayor Adele Starrs said at the Sept. 12 Township Committee meeting.

The Monarch, Royalty Among Butterflies

The advent of autumn brings with it one of the greatest migration stories ever told. This migration tale does not start with the wildebeests of Africa nor the birds flying south for the winter, but the Eastern monarch butterfly.

Beech Leaf Disease Found in Our Area – Don’t Move Firewood

The Department of Environmental Protection is urging New Jersey residents to check trees on their property for signs of beech leaf disease and report their findings to the New Jersey Forest Service, Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today. Beech leaf disease was first detected in Bergen and Essex counties in summer 2020 and is now confirmed in 10 additional counties.

NJ’s Climate Report will Now Help People Prepare for Health Impacts from Climate Change

According to the State’s Human Health and Communities Addendum, released recently in conjunction with the start of Climate Week, climate change will have direct, indirect, and wide-ranging influences on human health, such as exacerbating respiratory conditions and cardiovascular disease in vulnerable populations, causing heat-related stress, increasing the risk of diseases borne by mosquitoes and ticks, increasing the frequency of pathogen contamination of food and water supplies, and increasing mental health stressors.

Parts of North Warren Designated ‘Bobcat Alley’

Shy and elusive, New Jersey’s only native wild cat was once considered locally extinct in the state. Today, no one knows for sure how...

Hardwick Prepares to Pay Upwards of $350k for New State Mandated Street Sweeper?

The DEP is requiring Hardwick, amongst many other towns, to raise stormwater classification to Tier A, which requires purchase of a costly street sweeper and likely new employee...

Precautions Urged to Protect Against West Nile Virus

The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) this year.
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