Department of Environmental Protection

Neversink Reservoir (credit: NYC.gov)

City DEP To Open New York City’s Reservoirs To Fishing

Anglers will need to have a DEP access permit as well as a state fishing license in order to utilize the area.

03/29/2015

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NJ Senate To Vote To Reject Exxon Mobil Settlement

New Jersey’s Senate is going to consider a resolution that calls for a judge to reject Gov. Chris Christie’s $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil.

03/16/2015

Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal is urging people to report illegal idlers. (Credit: CBS2)

City Council Members Rally For Bill Aimed At Curbing Idling In NYC

Activists gathered at City Hall Tuesday morning in support of a new proposal to put citizens on patrol to crack down on idling cars in New York City.

03/10/2015

A water main burst at Pitt and Rivington streets on the Lower East Side on Jan. 31, 2014 (Credit: CBS2)

Burst Water Main Creates Icy Conditions On Lower East Side

The Department of Sanitation was called in to salt down roads in an effort to the stop icing over of streets.

01/31/2015

Citizens and the Mayor of Jersey City are concerned about the future of Liberty State Park. (Credit: CBS2)

Pending Legislation Sparks Concerns Over Future Of Liberty State Park

A citizen group and the mayor of Jersey City are worried that Liberty State Park is under threat by developers.

01/02/2015

Neighbors say JR Landscaping in Jackson, NJ is creating an unbearable stench. (Credit: CBS2)

New Jersey Neighborhood Raises A Stink Over Nauseating Stench

A neighborhood in New Jersey, is fighting a landscaping company over stinky mulch. Neighbors have been battling the issue since 2011.

12/26/2014

A sign from the Department of Environmental Protection hangs near the polluted Gowanus Canal on June 2, 2009 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Authorities: City DEP Employees Carried On Bribery Scheme For Years

Three former New York City Department of Environmental Protection employees, and a contractor from Houston, have been charged in an alleged bribery scheme that authorities say went on for decades.

10/30/2014

Apshawa Preserve (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Officials: Bear That Killed Rutgers Student In Passaic County Wasn’t Rabid

A bear that attacked and killed a Rutgers University student in Passaic County did not have rabies, New Jersey state wildlife officials said Tuesday.

10/07/2014

UES manhole

Upper East Side Neighborhood Calls For City To Fix Troublesome Manhole Cover

As a foreign correspondent for Newsweek, Richard Chesnoff survived wars and riots. Yet he said it was a brush with a New York City sidewalk that left him wounded — 23 stitches in the ankle and a bruise on his leg.

07/30/2014

The U.S. Coast Guard searches the Atlantic Ocean off Island Beach State Park for a missing swimmer from France. A body was found in the water nearby on Saturday, July 19. (Credit: CBS 2)

Body Found Near Where Man Vanished While Swimming Off Jersey Shore

A body was found Saturday morning off in the waters off the Jersey Shore, not far from where a Frenchman vanished missing while trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.

07/19/2014

A bear cub's head got stuck in a cookie jar in Ringwood, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bear Cub Recovering After Getting Head Stuck In Jar In Ringwood, N.J.

In a scene seemingly right out of “Winnie the Pooh,” a curious and apparently hungry bear cub got his head stuck in a cookie jar he found in the trash in Ringwood, New Jersey late last week.

07/01/2014

Sandy's damage in the Mantoloking/Avon-By-The-Sea area is seen from Chopper 880 - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

DEP: N.J. Beach Replenishment Project To Wrap Up Before Height Of Tourism Season

Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Bob Considine said there’s more sand on New Jersey’s beaches this summer than there was the day before Superstorm Sandy hit.

06/26/2014

Jersey Shore Big DL

Officials: Jersey Shore Is Ready For Memorial Day Weekend

Officials in New Jersey say the Shore is ready for the unofficial kickoff to the summer season.

05/22/2014

Van Cortlandt Park (Photo courtesy NYC Department of Parks & Recreation)

Residents Call On DEP To Build Van Cortlandt Park Pedestrian Bridge

Some Bronx residents are calling for the Department of Environmental Protection to build a pedestrian bridge to connect two sides of Van Cortlandt Park.

03/30/2014

New Jersey Dumping

New Jersey Sets Up Website To Expose Illegal Park Dumpers

Trash a New Jersey park, and your reputation may be trashed online. The State of New Jersey has launched a website to expose people who are dumping illegally.

03/28/2014

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