For the fourth year in a row, the New Jersey black bear hunt was set to get under way next week.
The New Jersey Sierra Club was disappointed this week following revelations that penalties against polluters dropped by 54 percent last budget year compared with four years earlier.
The six-day hunt aims to control the state’s black bear population, now estimated at about 2,900.
The Environmental Protection Agency will begin digging up and replacing lead-tainted soil around 12 homes in the Edison area. The soil in that area was contaminated because of old lead smelting factories.
Animal protection advocates said they’re still seeking a permanent home in a warm climate for the reptiles, which for now will remain at Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township.
A shortage of acorns and nuts this year may force bears to find food in other places, such as your trash can.
Authorities say Richard Hines Jr. is charged with possession of exotic species without a permit after they found Aldabra tortoises, ranging in weight between 25 and 600 pounds, in his backyard.
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.
“Everything is cleaned out. I never expected to see this many people in here,” one shopper in Waretown said. “I came to pick up a couple things and just got all wrapped up in the hype I guess.”
Environmental officials say the black bear that wandered into a campsite in a northwestern New Jersey state forest this week has been captured and euthanized.
Fish and Wildlife Division Assistant Director Larry Herrighty said Thursday that hospital officials concluded the abrasions found on the 11- and 12-year-old boys were not caused by a bear.
Thanks to a pollution settlement from a lawsuit, the state now has money to rip out three dams in the Raritan River in Somerset County.
A sycamore tree fell on a tent in New Jersey on Tuesday morning, killing a man and injuring his wife. Miraculously, three children, who were also in the tent, were not injured.
New Jersey wildlife officials say black bears are entering their most active period of the year as they search for food and mates.
Thieves were able to get away with a dozen firearms from the 1800’s, antique clocks, silverware and two paintings by an artist named Jasper Cropsey.