Environment

New Jersey Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, Bob Martin, right, looks on Thursday, May 26, 2011 in Trenton, N.J., as Gov. Chris Christie announces that New Jersey will withdraw from a 10-state regional greenhouse gas reduction program by the end of the year. (credit: Mel Evans/AP)

Gov. Chris Christie To Pull N.J. From Greenhouse Gas Program

Republican Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday that New Jersey will withdraw from a 10-state regional greenhouse gas reduction program by the end of the year, saying the program is ineffective at combating global warming.

05/26/2011

Bats in the evening (file / credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Plan To Fight Bat Die-Off Welcomed In New Jersey

The Interior Department launched a national plan to combat a mysterious disease that has killed more than a million bats in the eastern and southern U.S. and is spreading.

05/18/2011

Mosquito larvae are seen in a pool in Concord, CA - May 9, 2008 (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Jersey Using Fish To Control Mosquito Larvae Population

A 20-year-old state DEP program doles out 150,000 fish a year to eat up larvae.

05/18/2011

Offshore oil platforms are seen near Santa Barbara, CA - Jul 21, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images

New Jersey Environmentalists Keep Eyes On House Vote On Offshore Drilling

Those for lifting the moratorium say increasing oil supplies will help lower gas prices, but the Sierra Club’s Jeff Tittel says it’s not worth threatening beaches.

05/10/2011

Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Southampton Village Bans Plastic Bags

The Southampton Village board voted 5-0 for the ban. Merchants have six months to start using paper or reusable bags.

04/28/2011

Solar Panels (file / credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC To Build Solar Power Plants On Capped Landfills

This is part of PlaNYC, which Mayor Bloomberg launched four years ago, on Earth Day 2007.

04/21/2011

Newspapers destined for recycling (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Internet Fuels Drop In Recycling On Long Island

In the last ten years, the recycling rate has has gone from 29 percent to 24 percent on Long Island.

04/20/2011

Trash and debris are seen on a Sandy Hook beach in New Jersey - Apr 19, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Record Amount Of Trash Hauled From N.J. Beaches

It’s a dubious distinction for New Jersey. Clean Ocean Action says 475,321 pieces of trash were collected from 127 miles of shoreline.

04/19/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg participates in the groundbreaking at a vacant lot in Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY - Apr 18, 2011 (credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground On Brownfield Cleanup Site In Williamsburg

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has broken ground on the cleanup of a polluted lot that is being readied for development under a city-run program.

04/19/2011

The Clearwater - File / Photo: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Hudson Valley Setting Sail In Search Of Green Energy Ideas

The hope is to find ways to reduce dependency on Indian Point.

04/06/2011

Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Westchester Says It’s Time To BYOB…Bring Your Own Bag

If you’ve got a bag at home, one county wants you to bring it with you when you shop.

03/28/2011

Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CT Senate Holding Hearing On Plastic Bag Fee

State Senator Ed Meyer is hoping the state of Connecticut will go the way of Westport in ending distribution of plastic bags to shoppers.

02/07/2011

The bank of the Hudson River - Montrose, NY - Jan 20, 2011 - Photo: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880

Eagles Soar Over Westchester County

On the banks of the Hudson River in Montrose, eagles are flying around George’s Island.

01/21/2011

Red Knot - File / Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

NJ Looks To Add Species To Endangered List

New Jersey environmental officials want to add five species to the state’s endangered list and reclassify the bald eagle and seven other types of birds.

01/19/2011

A woman pushes a cart with grocery bags - File / Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

CT St. Sen. Wants Nickel Tax On ALL Grocery Bags

CT St. Sen. Wants Nickel Tax On ALL Grocery Bags

01/18/2011

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