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Environment and Agriculture

Rain Garden Partnership in Newton Brings Learning Opportunity, Better Water Quality

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

A new rain garden in Newton, developed through a three-way partnership, provides improved water quality and offers an example of effective use of green infrastructure to manage stormwater.

New Report Shows New Jersey Is Still on the ‘Long Road Home’ After Sandy

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

A new report details results of a survey of the long-term effects of Hurricane Sandy, and highlights steps to mitigate the effects of future such disasters.

Symposium Addresses Dangers of Inaction on Climate Change

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

A range of speakers at New Jersey Future’s Shore of the Future event highlighted the need for broad-scale responses to the threat of climate change, and the costs of inaction.

Newark–Philadelphia Study Visit Focuses on Implementing Green Infrastructure at Scale

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Representatives from the City of Newark visited the Philadelphia Water Department to learn more about implementing green infrastructure at scale to help manage stormwater.

Gubernatorial Candidates on Key Issues Facing New Jersey

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

We asked the Democrat and Republican candidates for governor how they would approach some of the key issues the winner will face when he or she takes office. Here is what they said.

Lead in Drinking Water Results Ready for ‘Back to School’ Season

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

This first analysis done at the statewide level shows that lead is present in drinking water in more than 300 schools in districts of all sizes and from all parts of New Jersey.

Joint Environment Committee Dives in on Climate Change, Coastal Resilience

Monday, August 14th, 2017

A joint legislative committee hearing on the effects of climate change on New Jersey heard testimony about the importance of coastal resilience planning and shifting to clean energy.

Sound Management, Transparency Key to Ensuring Reliable, Reasonably Priced Drinking Water

Monday, July 24th, 2017

New Jersey Future’s statement on newly enacted legislation that will require water utilities to develop plans for regular maintenance and investment in their drinking water systems.

McKinsey’s Smart Economic Vision for New Jersey

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A new report from McKinsey & Company on ways to accelerate New Jersey’s economic growth includes many smart-growth recommendations that New Jersey Future’s gubernatorial platform also addresses.

New Jersey Future Testifies at U.S. Senate Roundtable on Lead in Drinking Water

Friday, July 14th, 2017

New Jersey Future delivered testimony at a U.S. Senate roundtable, one of a series focused on problems with the country’s water infrastructure. This roundtable focused on contamination in drinking water.

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