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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

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

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

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