Cigarette butts in the street (file/credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey: Cigarette Butts Are Most Littered Item

According to the group Legacy, there were 287 billion cigarettes sold in the U.S. in 2011, the most recent year with data available. Of those, seven billion were sold in New York.


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Garden State Bans River Herring Fishing Over Sustainability Worries

The ruling means the herring — which are often used in the bait business — can no longer be caught with nets and then sold.


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.