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10/28/11   Volume XLIV, No. 42
At the 185-acre Bobolink Dairy in Hunterdon County, farmers Nina and Jonathan White use milk from grass-fed cows is to make delicious organic cheeses. In the rich soils of the 476-acre Fichera farm in Salem County, Frank Fichera grows tomatoes, peppers, asparagus, lettuce, eggplants and other vegetables for sale at local markets. Fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, flowers, herbs and countless other agricultural products truly keep New Jersey the Garden State. New Jerseyans will . . .
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10/20/11   Volume XLIV, No. 41
A newly-released study backs what open space advocates have long known:  preserving land bolsters both the economy and the environment. Southwick Associates, a consulting firm specializing in wildlife economics and statistics, recently conducted the study for the non-profit National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. They examined the economics associated with outdoor recreation, natural resources conservation and historic preservation. The report’s findings are . . .
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10/13/11   Volume XLIV, No. 40
Despite a state “smart growth” policy, we’re still sprawling. That’s the conclusion of a new Rowan University study with a sprawling title:Evidence of Persistent Exclusionary Effects of Land Use Policy within Historic and Projected Development Patterns in New Jersey: A Case Study of Monmouth and Somerset Counties. The study compares residential growth patterns prior to 1986 with the booming period from 1986-2007. It found that before 1986, . . .
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10/7/11   Volume XLIV, No. 39
Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Muta Maathai was born in the lush central highlands of Kenya. When her work took her to poorer parts of Africa, she was struck by contrast between the two places. There she saw forests being clear-cut to make way for commercial agriculture, which eradicated biodiversity and caused drought and poverty. She took action! In 1977, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, which almost instantly improved the lives of thousands of poverty-stricken women . . .
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POSTS

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!

New Jersey's spectacular waterfalls

Urban trees boost health and land values

Blue Acres: A win-win for open space, owners of flooded homes

Get mosquitos to buzz off - naturally!

Flawed pipeline approval process needs reforms

Speak out for our Atlantic Ocean and coast!

Help Pokemon Go lead into outdoors and nature

NJ 4th in peaches; don't miss out on peach season!

Water, water everywhere - keep it safe to drink!

Growing beer in the Garden State

Celebrate NJ's Revolutionary War parks and open spaces on July 4

Override Governor's veto of open space bill

Taming the wild blueberry 100 years ago

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