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Todd B. Bates
Works at Asbury Park Press
Attended Connecticut College
Lives in North Brunswick, NJ
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The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and will run through November. We will be tracking any storms that may threaten New Jersey.
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Hot, dry weather and a hurricane soon?
New Jersey's latest heat wave may challenge daily temperature records, according to the National Weather Service. Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center says there’s a high chance a tropical cyclone will form soon.
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Hurricane Sandy resulted in higher storm tides in New York than during Hurricane Irene and the December 1992 nor'easter
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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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Keep an eye on forecast for Tropical Storm Erika if you live in the mid-Atlantic, forecaster says
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Monmouth and Ocean counties may face a week-long heat wave, with inland temperatures in the 90s beginning Tuesday and possible lingering into Monday, a forecaster said.
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Watch out for Portuguese man o’ wars at the Jersey Shore! That’s the warning from poison experts as thousands of tourists and residents head for the beaches this Fourth of July weekend.
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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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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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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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