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Todd B. Bates
Works at Asbury Park Press
Attended Connecticut College
Lives in North Brunswick, NJ
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Is this the beginning of the end for the Pinelands?
In NJ's Pinelands, proposed pipelines, over-pumping of underground water, climate change and wildfire risks are key concerns of experts, activists.
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Severe storms hammer South Jersey, Southern Ocean
Tuesday's severe storms packed very strong, 70 mph winds that caused extensive damage in parts of South Jersey, including southern Ocean County, a forecaster said today.
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More than 220,000 children in New Jersey had high levels of lead from 2000 through 2014, according to data. Lead poisoning causes brain damage and a lifetime of learning and behavioral problems, experts say.
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New Jersey has linked high levels of air pollution to idling construction vehicles and equipment and says it "will be...
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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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$10M for lead poisoning OKed by NJ Senate
The fight to prevent lifelong harm to thousands of children from lead poisoning got a boost Thursday. The NJ Senate approved a $10 million bill to help restore the Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund.
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NJ’s long-depleted lead poisoning prevention fund may get a new lease on life. Ten million dollars would go into the Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund under a bill (S-1279) approved by a state Senate panel.
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A potentially deadly Portuguese man o'war washed up on the Harvey Cedars beach on Sunday and swimmers should avoid them, an expert said today.
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New Jersey's dry spell is not over, despite the rain in recent days, according to the U.S.
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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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Environmental and Severe Weather reporter, member of the Investigations Team, EnviroGuy blogger
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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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Currently
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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