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1/25/13   Volume XLVI, No. 4
When President Obama referred to “our national treasure” during his inauguration speech, he wasn’t talking about the gold in Fort Knox. He was referring to something far more precious, something “green” rather than gold: “our forests and waterways, our croplands and snowcapped peaks.” In addition to providing clean water and air and fresh food, these open lands play a crucial role in mitigating the impacts of global climate . . .
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1/18/13   Volume XLVI, No. 3
Humans weren’t the only ones shaken up when Superstorm Sandy tore through New Jersey last fall. Wind, waves and storm surge re-sculpted much of the state’s coastline, with potentially disastrous consequences for two of our state’s iconic critters: horseshoe crabs and the Red Knot sandpipers whose lives depend on them. The Red Knot is the ultra-marathoner of shore birds, migrating each spring from one end of the Earth to the other, from its winter home in Tierra del . . .
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1/11/13   Volume XLVI, No. 2
For an area with little good news since Superstorm Sandy, it was a symbolic victory this week when the beach town of Belmar drove in the first piling to reconstruct its boardwalk. Governor Christie was on site, along with TV network news cameras. It’s the start of a massive effort to get the Belmar boardwalk rebuilt in time for Memorial Day, and a clear signal that the Jersey Shore is down but not out. Belmar should be cheered for its can-do spirit … as well as . . .
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1/4/13   Volume XLVI, No. 1
January is named for Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings and transitions. Just as the two-faced Janus looks ahead as well as behind, so can gardeners, farmers and food lovers … to the beginning of a new growing season. It’s not that far away! One great way to look ahead to spring is by attending the annual Food & Agriculture Winter Conference on January 25-27, sponsored by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey, or NOFA-NJ for . . .
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POSTS

Tiny insect will have a huge impact on New Jersey

Protect New Jersey's Pine Barrens

Enjoy New Jersey's forests!

Maine-to-Florida urban trail celebrates 25 years

Rare plants and animals need help!

Ban offshore drilling and seismic testing off NJ coast!

Summertime and the digging is easy

Is the elusive bobcat here to stay?

NJ water supply plan rings alarm bells

NJ's Piedmont: Formed by volcanoes and erosion

Defend public health and safety in state budget

'Magical' early 17-year cicadas

June and open space: Perfect together

Hit the trails on June 3, National Trails Day

Socializing with nature

Preserve land - and state's in lieu of taxes program

New Jersey's 'marl' pits yield dinosaur discoveries

Vernal pools: Now you see 'em, now you don't

State targets illegal dumpers in parks and forests

Former governors and elected leaders stand up for environment

Join CSAs to support local farms, save money, eat better

Weather extremes may be New Jersey's new normal

Bald eagles and ospreys rebound in New Jersey

Pine Barrens prescribed fires: A renewal force

Take a walk on the bottom of the sea!

Energy efficiency saves money and land - and creates jobs!

The Pines of March

Trees are more social than you think!

New Jersey's geological 'layer cake'

Keeping the 'great' in Paterson's Great Falls

Some good news!

Take action to defend and protect land and water

Interested in ecology? Become a Rutgers Environmental Steward

2016 wins and losses for New Jersey's land and water

Kick off a healthy New Year with First Day hike

Energy infrastructure: the new sprawl

Two great books for connecting kids with nature

Why do some trees stay green while others lose their leaves?

Melting ice, rising seas, hotter planet

Our forests never sleep, even in winter!

Documentary brings Great Swamp battle back to life

Defending the land they loved

Four years after Sandy, rising sea levels predicted

New Jersey: Small state, big diversity

10 great natural areas for enjoying fall colors

Removing obsolete dams brings rivers back to life

Humpback whales a welcome sight off NJ coast

NJ wine industry boosts agritourism

For good health, bathe in a forest!

Let's NOT make a deal!

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