Department of Environmental Protection

Cleanup of Liberty State Park - Jersey City, NJ - Jul 21, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

Clean Shores Program Tackling Trash At Liberty State Park

Old 2x4s, tree branches, gas cans, soda cans and water bottles. It’s all being picked up by a detail of about a dozen prison inmates along the Liberty State Park shoreline over the next couple weeks.


Water flows from a bathroom tap. (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

NYC Water Lead Levels Back To Normal, Says DEP

Farrell Sklerov with the Department of Environmental Protection says there were some troubling test results last year, a small uptick in lead levels in homes with older pipes.


Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

No. 1 Problem On The Jersey Shore? Finding A Place To Go No. 1, Poll Finds

A new poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University showed New Jerseyans think there aren’t enough bathrooms near the beach.


FILE - mountain lion (credit: CBS 2)

More Big Cat Sightings In Greenwich

For more than a week, there have been mountain lion sightings in and around Greenwich.


Mountain Lion (file / credit: Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Up To 8-Foot Long, 160-Pound Mountain Lion On The Loose In Greenwich, Conn.

There has been a wild animal alert issued in the northern suburbs. A mountain lion, yes, a mountain lion, is on the loose. It’s out there and conservation experts said the picture obtained by CBS 2 is definitely it.


A tourist couple lay on the beach near casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Last Call For NJ Beach Access Comments

It’s the last chance for New Jersey residents to weigh in on new proposed beach acces laws at hearing on Long Beach Island.


Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Proposed Beach Access Changes Along Jersey Shore Drawing Mixed Reaction

A new proposal may allow individual shore towns to determine rules for beach access, and that means shore-lovers could get shut out of their favorite beaches.


Passaic River - Elmwood Park, NJ - File Photo

Jersey Shore Fans Inundate Gov. Christie With Mail To Protest Beach Access Rules

Opponents of New Jersey’s proposed beach access rules plan to deliver more than 1,000 postcards to Gov. Chris Christie’s office Wednesday.


A wind turbine spins to produce electricity on August 19, 2010 near Proesitz, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

NYC Looking At Staten Island Windmill Proposal

Windmills on Staten Island? It’s a proposal New York City officials are exploring.


** FILE **An adult emerald ash borer is shown in this photo released by Michigan State University. (AP Photo/Michigan State University Photo)

Buggy Invasion Could Be Headed To Connecticut

Connecticut is bracing for a possible invasion of the emerald ash borer, an insect that in numbers, quickly invades Ash trees, killing them.


Water main break in Brooklyn (credit: CBS 2)

Crews Repair Water Main Break In Brooklyn

Water began gushing out of the 12-inch main from 1941 just after 5 a.m., flooding streets in the Sunset Park section.


City officials announce the leak notification program on Monday in Queens. (Photo/Stan Brooks)

NYC DEP Introduces Water Leak Notification Program

New York City launched a new program Monday designed to save homeowners a lot of time, heartache and money.


The New Jersey capitol building in Trenton. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Trenton Mayor Scraps Plans To Furlough 600 Workers

New Jersey’s capital city has scrapped plans to furlough 600 workers following objections from state environmental officials and a Superior Court judge.



Florida Bagel Shop, Pizzeria Spar Over NYC Water

Everyone knows that New York City bagels get their unique taste from city tap water. Now, a Florida Bagel store has tapped into a way to get the same flavor.


Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

State: Trial Likely In N.J. Religious Dumps Lawsuit

A state attorney generaltold a judge that officials “looked the other way” while a rabbi buried truckloads of bagged religious artifacts.