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Todd B. Bates
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Attended Connecticut College
Lives in North Brunswick, NJ
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Great white shark Mary Lee, beluga whales found at Shore
Mary Lee, an enormous great white shark, has made another curtain call at the Jersey Shore. The 3,456-pound shark was off Sea Isle City in Cape May County on Saturday, according to Ocearch.org
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An "amazing" 5-plus inches of rain fell in a very localized area of Toms River in a few hours Thursday, causing flash flooding, according to the state climatologist.
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The Garden State drought is growing. All of Ocean County is now abnormally dry, along with 83 percent of the state, and more of North Jersey is in a moderate drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
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Many New Jersey residents suffer from hay fever allergies and this season is a bad one because of the high pollen counts, according to experts
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The township’s insurance fund has settled two whistleblower lawsuits for $375,000 that alleged a public works employee ran personal errands during work hours for then-mayor Nancy A. Grbelja.
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Box jellyfish trigger fear among swimmers and deliver nasty stings. Montclair State University scientists confirmed today that a dangerous box jellyfish washed up on a northern Ocean County beach last fall.
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Downpour prompts flash flooding in Toms River's east end, by Route 37 and Fischer Blvd
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The Atlantic hurricane season will likely be below-average, according to federal experts who stressed that it takes just one storm to devastate an area.
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It looks like New Jersey's fund to prevent childhood lead poisoning will remain drained for the time being. That's despite the fact that more than 5,000 kids were found to have high levels of lead in 2013-14.
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Today is my 30th anniversary at the Asbury Park Press - fitting because it's the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.
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Why wait so long to address Barnegat Bay hazards?
Barnegat Bay's health has declined in recent decades, but the government may take several more years to decide how to treat the patient. By then, it may be too late to save the bay.
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Environmental and Severe Weather reporter, member of the Investigations Team, EnviroGuy blogger
Skills
Research and writing about environmental, weather, energy, health and scientific issues.
Employment
  • Asbury Park Press
    Staff Writer, 1985 - present
    I covered Red Bank, N.J., and several other towns and boards, then became the environmental writer in 1985. I joined the Projects Team in 2008 and became a member of the Investigations, Watchdog and Trenton Team in 2014.
  • The Home News
    Reporter, 1980 - 1985
    I covered East Brunswick, N.J., and then became the medical/general assignment reporter.
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North Brunswick, NJ
Previously
Franklin, NJ - Highland Park, NJ - Evanston, IL - Washington, DC - Bend, OR - New London, CT - Andover, MA - Brighton, NY
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732-643-4237, 732-682-9780
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Environmental and Severe Weather reporter, member of the Investigations Team at the Asbury Park Press and APP.com, EnviroGuy blogger, @ToddBBatesAPP
Introduction
Hockey player since 1965, journalist since 1980, husband since 1984 and father since 1990
Bragging rights
2010 finalist, Pulitzer Prize in Public Service; 2011 Knight Award for Public Service, an Online Journalism Award; 2002 Award for Environmental Excellence in New Jersey from the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute; 1988 Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; 1987 daily "Journalist of the Year" award from the New Jersey Press Association
Education
  • Connecticut College
    English, 1974 - 1978
  • Northwestern University
    Journalism, 1979 - 1980
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