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.
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.
Environmental and Severe Weather reporter, member of the Investigations Team, EnviroGuy blogger
Research and writing about environmental, weather, energy, health and scientific issues.
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.
North Brunswick, NJ
Franklin, NJ - Highland Park, NJ - Evanston, IL - Washington, DC - Bend, OR - New London, CT - Andover, MA - Brighton, NY
Environmental and Severe Weather reporter, member of the Investigations Team at the Asbury Park Press and APP.com, EnviroGuy blogger, @ToddBBatesAPP
Hockey player since 1965, journalist since 1980, husband since 1984 and father since 1990
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