Tag: pollution

Mayors and DEP Partner On Navesink Pollution Solution

By John Burton SHREWSBURY – The state Department of Environmental Protection is calling on area mayors and community groups to help stem the tide of contaminates in the Navesink River....

August 14, 2016 | comments

Throw-Away Plastics a Big Problem, Says Baykeeper Study

  At least 165 million pieces of non-biodegradable plastic float at any given time in the 250-square-mile New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary, which includes Raritan Bay and associated waters, according...

February 19, 2016 | comments

Enforcement Lags On Lawn Fertilizer Limits

  By John Burton The 2011 state statute that instituted a limit on some fertilizers—supported by environmentalist groups—has one problem. “Of course, as with all laws, enforcement and implementation is...

December 12, 2015 | comments

Barnegat Bay Needs Pollution Reduction Diet

By Michele S. Byers Barnegat Bay needs a diet! No, it’s not obese, but it’s fed far too many nutrients. These nutrients, mostly nitrogen and phosphorus, come from fertilizers used...

August 3, 2012 | comments

Handy Hints to Help Us Breathe Easier

By Michele S. Byers The quality of the air we breathe is often beyond our control. It’s a given that prevailing winds pick up pollutants from coal-burning power plants in...

June 7, 2012 | comments

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