1/28/11 Volume XLIV, No. 4
Climate change is a hot topic. If we could harness all the energy and hot air that’s been devoted to debating climate change, we would solve the problem overnight! But until then, by far the best way to combat climate change is energy conservation.
While current data demonstrates conclusively that climate change is real and that human activities are having an impact, some folks remain doubtful.
But even the doubters can become energy conscious. Take . . .
1/21/11 Volume XLIV, No. 3
People who make an impact are sometimes called “rainmakers.” But how about those who measure the rain? Knowledge about rain and snow patterns in New Jersey is power!
New Jersey needs volunteers to measure and log local precipitation data. You can volunteer through the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, a unique, national, non-profit group of volunteers who measure and map precipitation in its various forms – rain, hail and snow.
The . . .
1/14/11 Volume XLIV, No. 2
Many of New Jersey’s senior citizens migrate south in the winter. In contrast to the “snow birds,” one venerable Red-tailed Hawk from New Jersey was recently found to be the oldest living of its species in the world! She’s a happy reminder that many raptors are experiencing a comeback in this state we’re in.
Red-tailed Hawks are among the most common hawks in North America. They look like raptors should look, with broad, rounded wings and a . . .
1/7/11 Volume XLIV, No. 1
New Jersey rocks! And I’m not talking about Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, the Smithereens or even the Fugees. I’m talking about the bedrock that forms the foundation of this state we’re in!
A recent study found that New Jersey’s rocks are older than previously thought. The new knowledge gives us ever more reason to protect and preserve the New Jersey Highlands.
Geologists have long known that the Highlands region spanning northern New . . .