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

Air Quality Improves in New Jersey, but Pollution Still High

By The American Lung Association The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2012 report, an annual scorecard of air quality in the nation’s cities and counties, finds that while...

June 7, 2012 | comments

Social

Archives