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Christie Orders Water Conservation; Municipalities Issue Boil Water Advisories

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday signed an executive order demanding that state residents conserve water until power returns, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

10/31/2012

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New York City DEP Water Meter Upgrade Could Net Millions In Revenue

The city’s Department Of Environmental Protection will begin work to replace water meters in apartment buildings and skyscrapers, including the Chrysler Building. The DEP said the upgrade will be a money-maker.

08/27/2012

Ocean off Asbury Park, NJ during algae bloom (credit: CBS 2)

Non-Toxic Algae Bloom Off Jersey Shore Discolors Ocean, Scares Some Sunbathers Away

The beaches along the Jersey Shore remain packed with people, but there’s something a little off about the sea water. The Department Of Environmental Protection told CBS 2′s Vanessa Murdock the water is safe and the natural algae bloom is non-toxic.

08/23/2012

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Pesticides Cause Birds To Fall Out Of Sky, Die In Millville, N.J.

Some residents of Millville witnessed birds, including red-winged blackbirds and sparrows, falling out of the sky and dying around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

08/15/2012

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Bay Ridge Street Opens To Traffic Week After Giant Sinkhole Opened Up

Crews had been working nearly around-the-clock to repair the 20-foot crater that opened on 79th Street in Bay Ridge on Wednesday.

08/06/2012

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Ruptured 50-Inch Sewer Pipe Being Blamed For Brooklyn Sinkhole

A 20-foot section of pavement on 79th Street in Bay Ridge opened up Wednesday leaving a huge sinkhole and nearly swallowing a car.

08/02/2012

Mosquito Pamphlet (Credit: CBS 2)

Upper West Side Residents Demand City Take Action Against Sewer-Bred Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are breeding in sewers along West 84th Street, entering apartments through cracks in basements, sidewalks and roadways.

05/18/2012

Mosquito Pamphlet (Credit: CBS 2)

Upper West Side Residents Getting City’s Attention As Mosquitoes Plague Neighborhood

CBS 2 was the first to report on the invasion of sewer-bred mosquitoes last year, and they are back with a vengeance. But bite-weary residents are now finally getting the city’s full attention.

05/11/2012

This notice threatens legal action unless a water meter bill is paid. (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: New Yorkers Complain The City’s New Water Meters Overcharge Massively

“Am I paying a mortgage here? Because that’s what it sounds like me: I’m paying a mortgage. $1,400 to pay for water, come on,” said Sahodra Samaroo.

04/18/2012

Crews work to fix a water main break at Murray and West Broadway streets on Thursday, April 5, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Water Main Break In Lower Manhattan Impacts Traffic, Transit

A 12-inch water main dating back to the 1800s burst at the corner of West Broadway and Murray streets around 3 a.m. The main flooded the street and the Chambers Street subway station.

04/05/2012

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NYPD: Stolen DEP Truck Crashes Into UES Barber Shop

The NYPD says the driver first hit several parked cars before crashing into the barber shop.

02/11/2012

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Brooklyn Sewage Plant Offering Valentine’s Day Tour

Looking to take your sweetheart on a Valentine’s Day date she’s not soon to forget?

02/10/2012

Ulster County executive wrote a letter to Mayor Bloomberg asking him to come and see the environmental impact of DEP's presence in the area. (credit: Flickr.com | inset Ulster County)

Upstate Executive Rips NYC DEP As ‘Occupying Nation’ & Wants Bloomberg To Intervene

According Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, the county’s water is being polluted and harming farmers, hurting beaches and killing fish in the process.

01/02/2012

Potholes plague Tri-State Area

Sinkhole Or Pothole? De Blasio Rips City Agencies For Playing Bureaucratic ‘Ping Pong’

NYC’s Public Advocate says the DEP and DOT need a more streamlined process when it comes to repairing street damage.

09/26/2011

Oysters (file/credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NJ DEP Gives OK To Baykeeper Oyster Project In Raritan Bay

State officials said Monday that the NY/NJ Baykeeper can go ahead with plans to establish an oyster colony at a protected pier at the Earle Naval Weapons Station in Monmouth County.

09/13/2011

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