10/26/12 Volume XLV, No. 42
With each passing year and new wave of technology, it’s harder than ever to imagine what human life was like thousands of years ago. Most kids today can barely fathom the idea of families gathered around the radio in the first half of the last century, let alone a life with nature and the outdoors as the main source of entertainment.
But it’s still possible to be instantly transported to the ancient past, without a time machine! Find a dark place away from the light . . .
10/18/12 Volume XLV, No. 41
Vampires are popular lately, thanks in part to the “Twilight” series and the revival of “Dark Shadows.” With Halloween coming, there undoubtedly will be hordes of vampires knocking on your door for treats.
But barring the door from vampires won’t protect you, since your house is probably already filled with vampires – possibly dozens of them! These vampires don’t suck blood; they suck electricity.
“Vampire . . .
10/12/12 Volume XLV, No. 40
New Jersey is doing a wonderful job preserving our state’s highly fertile farmland. In fact, the permanent preservation of the 200,000th acre of farmland was just celebrated at a ceremony in Salem County.
This impressive tally is great news for all Garden State residents, since preserved farms help ensure the production of fresh, local food.
But what about the economic viability of farming? Besides good weather and rain, farmers today need innovation and . . .
10/5/12 Volume XLV, No. 39
We know how to exploit land and natural resources; it’s what we humans do! But leaving land and resources alone can make money, too, and a recent study proves it.
The study found that preserved public lands generate jobs and revenue, and in fact can provide greater economic value to nearby communities when kept in a natural state than when torn up and ravaged for raw materials and energy.
The study’s main conclusion is that public lands make great neighbors . . .