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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Interactive Map Reveals Threats to the Delaware River Watershed

 Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center today unveiled a first-of-its-kind interactive map of the Delaware River watershed.  The map allows journalists, policymakers, and citizens to pinpoint pollution sources and consider common-sense solutions to address them. The product of a year-and a half effort, the map draws on more than 5,000 data points from over a dozen sources to major pollution threats in the basin, including: 1) runoff from agriculture and impervious surfaces; 2) 660+ industrial sources; 3) 250+ sewage treatment plants; and 4) fossil fuel infrastructure such as pipelines, abandoned coal mines, and refineries.  The map allows the public to see pollution sources in their neighborhood, as well as those upstream.

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Looking for good news? Check out this map on renewable energy. | Rob Sargent

There are many reasons to be optimistic about a future powered by the sun and wind.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air

People across America and New Jersey regularly breathe unhealthy air that increases their risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts. Levels of air pollution that meet current federal air quality standards can be harmful to health, especially with prolonged exposure.  Metropolitan and micropolitan areas across New Jersey experienced more than 100 days on which smog and/or particulate pollution was “moderate” or higher – in other words, above the level that the EPA has determined presents “little to no risk.”
 

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Trouble in the Air Report: NJ Public Health At Risk Across State from Dirty Air Days

As the Trump administration considers weakening federal air quality and global warming emissions standards, air pollution remains a huge threat to New Jersey’s public health. According to a new report by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center, metropolitan areas across the state experienced an average of 91 days of degraded air quality in 2016, or roughly three months, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise 2018

Over the last decade, clean energy has grown by leaps and bounds. Technologies that can help America shift away from fossil fuels — like solar panels, wind turbines, LED light bulbs, energy storage and electric cars — have gone from novelties to core features of the nation's energy landscape.

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