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Putnam: 'Think Big, Act Boldly' On Water, Land

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Florida lawmakers, who received a directive from voters in November to increase spending to protect water sources and sensitive lands, were told to “think big and act boldly” by the state agriculture commissioner on Thursday. 751 more words


Pending Legislation Sparks Concerns Over Future Of Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ(CBSNewYork) — A citizens group and the mayor of Jersey City are worried that Liberty State Park is under threat by developers.

The green oasis has a breathtaking view and a spectacular backdrop that includes Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. 358 more words


Power to Save: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program Extended

There is some good news for folks looking to ‘go green’ and save some green if you are in the market for a new car. 178 more words

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New Jersey Neighborhood Raises A Stink Over Nauseating Stench

JACKSON, NJ(CBSNewYork) — A neighborhood in New Jersey, is fighting a landscaping company over stinky mulch.

As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, a heap of mulch and topsoil is nauseating neighbors in Jackson. 362 more words


DEP Fines Shale Company $1 Million for Landslide, Problems at Greene County Pad

The state Department of Environmental Protection on Monday announced that it has fined Vantage Energy Appalachia LLC nearly $1 million for more than a dozen violation of environmental regulations stemming from a landslide and illegal disposal at its Porter Street well pad in Franklin Township, Greene County. 477 more words

South Jersey Town Gets Sizable Check For Its Recycling Efforts

By David Madden

CHERRY HILL, NJ (CBS) - Cherry Hill’s ongoing recycling efforts have earned the town an accolade from the state of New Jersey, along with a nice sized check. 197 more words


2,000 Stormwater-Absorbing Sidewalk Gardens Planned for Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

2,000 Stormwater-Absorbing Sidewalk Gardens Planned for Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx http://ht.ly/EI5NI
by Lori Zimmer

If you live in Brooklyn, the Bronx or Queens, a lush new rainwater garden may soon be popping up on a sidewalk near you. 54 more words

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