New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Department of Environmental Protection agents perform a prescribed burn in 2019, to clear combustible materials that could start a wildfire.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
David Madden
January 13, 2020 - 4:30 am
With massive wildfires causing historic levels of destruction in Australia, some wonder if similar devastation could happen here. That question was put to those who deal with wildfires in the New Jersey Pinelands. Read more here.
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Christmas tree
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AP News
January 07, 2020 - 5:47 pm
More than 2,000 discarded Christmas trees have been donated to New Jersey environmental officials to reinforce sand dunes at Island Beach State Park. Read more here.
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New Jersey hillside
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David Madden
November 26, 2019 - 3:08 pm
New Jersey is buying a large piece of land from Atlantic City Electric in rural Cumberland County in the name of conservation. Read more here.
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This is the 500-year-old Salem Oak tree before it collapsed last June.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
David Madden
November 25, 2019 - 4:30 am
Last June, a 500-year-old Salem Oak tree in the center of the city of Salem fell to the ground, but not before state workers managed to salvaged some of the tree’s acorns. And now, there are plans to spread those acorns across the Garden State.
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Illegal dumping in Camden
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David Madden
October 25, 2019 - 4:04 pm
New Jersey continues its effort of targeting environmental polluters in poor and minority sections of the state. Six new lawsuits have been filed, including one centered on an illegal dump site in Camden. Read more here.
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General George Washington (1732 - 1799) stands in the prow of a rowing boat crossing the Delaware to seek safety in Pennysylvania after defeat by the British.
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Ian Bush
December 24, 2018 - 4:32 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — High water levels in the Delaware River have forced the cancellation of the river-crossing portion of the annual Christmas Day reenactment, featuring Gen. George Washington and his troops. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday that...
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3D illustration of "brain-eating amoeba" infection Naegleria fowleri, shown in flagellate, trophozite and and cyst forms.
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Eric Walter
October 01, 2018 - 10:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 29-year-old Ventnor City, N.J., man who recently visited a surf resort in Waco, Texas, has died from what is commonly referred to as a "brain-eating amoeba." Fabrizio Stabile tested positive for Naegleria fowleri — a rare and highly deadly amoeba that typically...
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Seagull on post at New Jersey Shore
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Eric Walter
August 15, 2018 - 12:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There are 17 Jersey Shore beaches under health advisories, and at risk of closing, because of high bacteria levels in the water. Officials with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday that water samples from beaches in Cape May, Ocean,...
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