1/31/14 Volume XLVII, No. 5
There hasn’t been much to cheer about lately when it comes to upholding the laws, policies and rules that protect New Jersey’s environment.
So let’s give a standing ovation to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, led by Chairman Mark Lohbauer, for rejecting a proposal to lay a 22-mile natural gas pipeline through the environmentally-sensitive Pinelands Forest Area.
In a January vote, the Commission blocked an end run around the policies and rules designed to . . .
1/24/14 Volume XLVII, No. 4
“Not being able to see the forest for the trees” means we’re focusing so much on small things that we don’t see the bigger picture.
But sometimes the opposite is true … we see the forest but don’t comprehend the smaller components that make up a forest ecosystem.
Bicyclist and author Michael Heffler, president of the Princeton Freewheelers cycling club, sees forests frequently during his rides through the wooded countryside of Central . . .
1/17/14 Volume XLVII, No. 3
With the advent of Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, the eyes of the nation will be on New Jersey’s Meadowlands.
Predictably, New York will get the lion’s share of attention. Viewers across the country will see shots of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and other iconic New York area landmarks.
But there’s a lot more to see in the Meadowlands than a three-hour football game! Why not take some time amid the Super Bowl hoopla to check out the amazing . . .
1/10/14 Volume XLVII, No. 2
New Jersey is a beautiful, green and fertile state – and a great place to live – just as it has been since its founding 350 years ago. In fact, it’s still known as the Garden State!
What will the next few centuries bring? It’s clear that without vision and action, this state we’re in may not be such a wonderful place for future New Jerseyans.
Here are some key steps to make sure New Jersey stays great.
Keep preserving land, farms . . .
1/3/14 Volume XLVII, No. 1
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” wrote Sir Isaac Newton, in a tip of his hat to earlier mathematicians upon whose work he built.
New Jersey’s environmental movement has had its “giants,” and one of them was Richard J. Sullivan, who passed away in December at the age of 86.
Richard was the first commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) after its official creation on Earth . . .