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Experts believe this debris found in Brick, New Jersey may be from the Ayrshire, a ship that ran aground in 1850. (Credit: CBS 2)

Debris Found At Brick, N.J. Work Site Believed To Be From 1850 Shipwreck

Construction workers in Brick, New Jersey may have uncovered a piece of history buried deep beneath the sand.

11/03/2014

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New Jersey Appeals Judge’s Ruling To Allow Ocean Sound Blasts Off Coast

The project is strenuously opposed by environmental, fishing and other groups who argue the loud noise could harm or kill marine life including turtles, dolphins and whales.

07/10/2014

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Judge Rejects State’s Bid To Stop Ocean Sound Blasts Off NJ

Since July 1, researchers have been using air guns that fire every 5.4 seconds and emit about 250 decibels of sound.

07/08/2014

Martin and Theresa Kuczynski's Sayreville home is razed as part of the NJ Sandy buyout program, March 13, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

1st Home Razed As Part Of N.J. Sandy Buyout Program

The first of four planned home demolitions in a superstorm Sandy-ravaged community has begun. An excavator’s claw ripped through 25 years of memories at Martin and Theresa Kuczynski’s Sayreville home.

03/13/2014

FILE - A worker  loads salt trucks.  (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Report: Road Salt Could Seep Into Your Drinking Water

Some water companies are warning customers that the tap water might taste a little salty and that those on low-salt diets might want to take note that sodium levels could be elevated.

03/09/2014

Dune on Chadwick Beach, N.J. Some residents have complained the sand used for the dune smells and looks ugly, but DEP officials say it's safe. (credit: CBS 2)

Chadwich Beach, N.J. Residents Complain Rebuilt Dune Is Ugly, Smelly

The town of Toms River built the dune using sand dredged from the nearby Barnegat Bay. Town officials got permission from residents to build the dune.

10/16/2013

A piece of debris brought ashore in Seaside Park (credit: Seaside Park Lifeguard Joe Gomulka)

Pieces Of Boardwalk Ride Wash Up In Seaside Park

The remains of a boardwalk ride washed up in Seaside Park this weekend and beachgoers on the Jersey Shore are asking if the the water will be safe this summer.

06/24/2013

Jeff Scheuerer (North Branch Fire Dept.)

Firefighter With N.J. Forest Service Killed During Controlled Burn

The firefighter was from Hunterdon County, New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection said.

03/28/2013

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

Raritan Bay Oyster Colony To Expand

The project, being run by Rutgers University and the New York/New Jersey Baykeeper group, is designed to re-establish the once-plentiful shellfish in Raritan Bay to help improve the bay’s water quality.

01/02/2013

Field (file/credit: clipart.com)

Federal Project Planned To Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Soil In Edison

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.

09/12/2012

Ringwood State Park - Ringwood, NJ (file / credit: New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry)

Gas Prices, Economy May Be Driving Spike In NJ Park Attendance

The state Environmental Protection Department says visits have tripled since 1980, to a record 18.8 million people in fiscal 2010. It’s up 2 million since 2007.

08/16/2011

Black Bear (file / credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Warning: Black Bears Coming Out Of Hibernation In New Jersey

New Jersey wildlife officials say black bears are entering their most active period of the year as they search for food and mates.

04/22/2011