Environment

  • January 27, 2016

    SEPTA puts the brakes on energy loss by slowing subway cars

    It's one of the basic tenets learned in high school physics class. The first law of thermodynamics says that energy cannot be created or destroye...
  • January 26, 2016

    NJ ends terrapin harvest to protect turtle population

    New Jersey has ended this year's harvest season for a species of brackish water turtle whose numbers are declining due to overharvesting.
  • January 25, 2016 |  State Impact

    Heating oil spills into Schuylkill River

    Two days after a 4,200-gallon heating oil leak, environmental cleanup crews continued work Monday in the ares of the spill site near the Schuylkill Ri...
  • January 25, 2016

    NJ lawmakers try again on Barnegat Bay pollution limits

    New Jersey lawmakers are trying again to impose daily limits on the amount of pollutants that can be allowed to wash into the fragile Barnegat Bay. E...
  • January 24, 2016

    US, New Mexico ink settlements over nuclear radiation leak

    New Mexico and the U.S. Department of Energy have inked $74 million in settlements over dozens of permit violations stemming from a radiation leak tha...
  • January 22, 2016

    Ocean County homeowners resist NJ eminent domain for dune project

    A group of homeowners in coastal Ocean County is fighting back against the use of eminent domain by the state of New Jersey to build a series of prote...
  • January 22, 2016

    After chemical infiltrates N.J. water systems, DEP working toward more careful regulation

    New Jersey is working with a panel of scientists to develop stricter regulation of a hazardous chemical found in some water systems.
  • January 22, 2016

    NJ homeowners organize to oppose PennEast pipeline

    New Jersey homeowners in Hunterdon and Mercer counties have formed a new group to oppose the proposed PennEast natural gas pipeline, which they say co...
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