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1/27/12   Volume XLV, No. 4
For most people, January is quiet. We recover from the holiday whirlwind, pay off credit cards (at least partially!) and resolve to eat less and exercise more. But in even-numbered years like 2012, the new year is hardly quiet for the New Jersey Legislature. Rather, it’s the tail end of the “lame duck” session, the two-month period between the November election and the expiration of legislative terms. During lame duck, the Legislature enters a mad flurry . . .
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1/20/12   Volume XLV, No. 3
By the time Howard P. Boyd graduated from high school in 1932, he had earned every possible Boy Scout nature merit badge. Those two loves – scouting and nature – defined his life.  Howard passed away in December at the age of 97, and his huge legacy will live on through the definitive books he penned on New Jersey Pine Barrens ecology, the thousands of scouts and naturalists whose lives he touched, and an enriched body of science about Pine Barrens . . .
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1/13/12   Volume XLV, No. 2
It’s a sad reality that preserved farmland and open space need saving over and over again.  Though secured from housing sprawl development, New Jersey’s preserved farmland often finds itself the target of proposals that would destroy the very natural resource value that prompted its preservation in the first place!  Governor Chris Christie deserves credit for his conditional veto of efforts to open up preserved farmland to commercial wind farming. Assembly . . .
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1/5/12   Volume XLV, No. 1
Snakehead. The name sounds foreboding, especially for those with “ophidiophobia,” otherwise known as fear of snakes. But this freshwater fish isn’t frightening because of its name; it doesn’t have a long, slithering body, venom-filled fangs or a coil-and-strike pose. Instead, the Northern Snakehead is scary because it’s an alien invasive fish with the potential to disrupt the ecology of New Jersey’s rivers, streams and lakes by decimating native . . .
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Love NJ's outdoors? Take action now!

New Jersey's official reptile, the bog turtle

Sea level rise and New Jersey: Not perfect together

These New Jersey plants have an appetite for insects

Explore the Pine Barrens through paddles, hikes and tours

Like to jog? 'Plog' instead and keep NJ clean

Love Jersey fruit? Thank our native pollinators!

Good news for globally rare swamp pink lilies

Say cheese! Remote cameras aid wildlife research

Begone, single-use plastic bags!

3,000 birds and counting for 'bluebird grandfather'

The Pine Barrens gets some help from its friends

A clean energy future for New Jersey

Cowtown and rare grassland birds, perfect together

Fight light pollution during International Dark Sky Week

New film tells story of how Petty's Island was saved

Ten years of nipping invasive species in the bud

Welcome spring in a county park

Go for a walk and feel better!

Grab a friend and go outside

Recycle your way to zero waste!

Last call for winter wildlife watching on Jersey coast

Without its 'understory' layer, the forest will collapse

From whale songs to poetry, a remarkable journey

A cleaner, greener New Jersey

Let's keep New Jersey the Garden State, not the Pipeline State

New Jersey's winter hikes

'Trees don't vote' but Byrne saved Pine Barrens anyway

Governor-elect Murphy should set new course on the environment

Protect soils to keep the garden in our state

Clean, plentiful water is New Jersey's lifeblood

A breath of fresh air for New Jersey?

Keep Liberty State Park free and open

A green agenda for Governor-elect Murphy

Life, liberty ... and a clean environment

New Jersey's aging water infrastructure

The land before time: NJ's Kittatinny Ridge & Valley

While bats hibernate, scientists hope for survival

Natural Resource Damages fund new parks and preserves

Save menhaden, a humble but mighty fish

Ballot question approval would lock in environmental funds

Sandy Millspaugh: Conservation Trailblazer

Extreme hurricanes highlight concerns about climate change

'Head start' for corn snakes

Protecting the Highlands - it's the water

When you could walk from New Jersey to Morocco

A bold plan for the planet

New Jersey's energy future at a crossroads

Tiny insect will have a huge impact on New Jersey

Protect New Jersey's Pine Barrens

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