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NJ gives towns $14.3 million to promote recycling

New Jersey is recycling 41 percent of its municipal waste, but the goal set by the state is 50 percent.

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Time to cut back on water! 14 NJ counties under drought warning

State environmental officials on Friday declared a drought warning for the first time in more than two decades for 14 northern and coastal counties after months of low rainfall and falling reservoir levels.

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NJ’s drought watch could soon be a drought warning: What does that mean?

With less than normal rainfall, reservoir and stream flow levels are dropping in most parts of the Garden state

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NJ adds 2nd bear hunt this year — animal lovers call it overkill

Bears continue to move into populated areas, overturning garbage cans, and that’s a problem.

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Electronics can’t go to landfills: NJ going after manufacturers as waste piles up

It's becoming an increasing problem in some parts of New Jersey.

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No need to fear? The truth about the ‘Erin Brockovich chemical’ in NJ water

A recent study found low levels of hexavalent chromium in New Jersey's tap water.

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Let your lawns go thirsty: NJ residents asked to cut back on water usage

There's no emergency yet, but state officials ask the public to be water wise

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NJ counts 565K scrap tires in illegal dumps — and that’s a big improvement

They're not only an eyesore. They can also pose significant risks to public safety and the environment.

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How to survive a NJ bear attack: First, don’t run … Don’t. Run. Ever!

Avoid bears at all costs. But if you have to, fighting back is the only way to survive.

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Nip the sea nettles: Barnegat Bay Blitz workshops upcoming

If your property includes floating docks or manufactured bulkheads, and you're not keeping them scrubbed, you're risking a proliferation future of the stinging, voracious jellyfish called sea nettles. New Jersey environmental officials venture to Ocean County lagoon areas in mid-May, to demonstrate effective maintenance.

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