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Coastal entrenchment vs. retreat

By RY Rivard and Marie J. French

Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jason Nark: Following Hurricane Ida, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy suggested expanding the state’s buyout program for flood-prone homes. But one community along Delaware Bay, shows just how hard that may be to pull off: Downe Township Mayor Mike Rothman Rothman and former Mayor Robert Campbell “believe their longtime dream

01/24/22
                                                               

Teaching about sustainability, climate change

By Kristin Guglietti

According to the NJDOE’s website, “On June 3, 2020, the State Board of Education adopted the 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) in the following content areas: Career Readiness, Life Literacies and Key Skills; Comprehensive Health and Physical Education; Computer Science & Design Thinking; Science; Social Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; and World Languages.

01/22/22
                                                               

Hoboken Deadline Nears For Residents To Choose ‘Green’ Energy

By Caren Lissner

The city of Hoboken recently announced the launch of a new renewable energy program that means residents will get a larger percentage of their energy supply from green sources. They will be automatically enrolled in the program if they don’t “opt out” or “opt up” by Jan. 31, but can also choose to do so after the program starts, free of charge.

01/21/22
                                                               

N.J. environmentalists sue Murphy administration over alleged inaction on climate change

By Noah Zucker Photo: Chris Pedota , USA Today Network

When Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy replaced his Republican predecessor in 2018, many New Jersey environmental activists expected to see the state take dramatic steps in its effort to fight climate change.

When Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy replaced his Republican predecessor in 2018, many New Jersey environmental activists expected to see the state take dramatic steps in its effort to fight climate change.

01/21/22
                                                               

New Jersey Climate Coalition Sues Murphy Administration Over Inaction

The EmpowerNJ coalition sued the Murphy administration today for its failure to take enough meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the face of the escalating climate crisis and follow state law and its own policies. Today’s appeal to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court highlights the disconnect between the Administration’s words and actions.

01/20/22
                                                               

Pascrell Leads New Jersey Democrats in Support of Offshore Wind Project

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this week led all Democratic members of the New Jersey congressional delegation in support of constructing two offshore wind energy generation projects off the Garden State coast. The members emphasize the importance of these projects in continuing New Jersey’s national leadership against climate change.

01/15/22
                                                               

Biden administration will lease a half-million acres off N.J. and N.Y. coasts for wind power

By Frank Kummer Photo: Tom Gralish , Staff Photographer

The Biden administration announced Wednesday six new leases for offshore wind projects covering 480,000 acres off the coast of New Jersey and New York — states that already have ambitious plans for the renewable source in their energy portfolios.

01/12/22
                                                               

NJ Transit OKs $11M for work on 2 transit stations. It’s a perfect chance to go green, advocates say

By Larry Higgs Photo: Michael Mancuso , NJ.com

Before NJ Transit’s directors approved contracts Monday to design plans for the restoration of Newark Penn Station and rehabilitation of Trenton Transit Centers platforms and access, environmentalists said they want those plans to include solar power and use of green energy sources as much as possible.

01/11/22
                                                               

Flooding, pipelines, warehouses top 2021 N.J. environmental news

By Tom Gilbert

If New Jersey were to have a 2021 poster child for climate change, it would not be a child at all. It would be a storm named Ida which caused havoc and heartache by dumping up to 11 inches of rain on a landscape already saturated from previous storms.

01/10/22
                                                               

A Look at NJ’s 2022 Winter Weather and Snow Expectations

By Jacqueline Mroz Photo: Joe Polillio

South Jersey saw its first big winter storm of 2022 on Monday, marking the start of what we’re told is actually expected to be an average winter in the Garden State.
But in the era of climate change, there’s no such thing as truly average, says NBC 4 New York meteorologist Maria LaRosa, who lives in Bergen County.

01/04/22