10/31/14 Volume XLVII, No. 44
Imagine this: Your doctor pulls out a prescription pad, but doesn’t prescribe a drug. Instead, the doctor orders a brisk walk in a local park.
This kind of “fitness prescription” will likely become more common as we learn more about the relationship between health and regular outdoor exercise.
The current state of American fitness is alarming. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than half of all adults are getting the . . .
10/24/14 Volume XLVII, No. 43
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, New Jerseyans will vote on a critical question about the future of our state. Public Question #2 proposes to use part of the state’s existing corporate business tax to fund open space and farmland preservation.
Here’s why we should all vote YES:
No new taxes or debt. This proposal does not increase the state’s debt load by selling bonds that must be repaid. Nor does it create new taxes. The proposal would take a . . .
10/17/14 Volume XLVII, No. 42
Bats have a reputation for being “spooky,” which is why they’re seen so often in Halloween costumes and decorations.
But these flying mammals, creatures of the night, are more misunderstood than mysterious. Other than vampire bats that lap up the blood of monkeys and livestock in the tropics, they don’t want to suck your blood … but they’ll voraciously gobble thousands of insects a night. A recent study found that bats may be worth as much as $53 . . .
10/10/14 Volume XLVII, No. 41
A new report on the state of the Earth’s animals is “not for the faint-hearted,” according to the World Wildlife Fund.
They’re not kidding. According to their research, our planet lost more than half of its individual vertebrate animals during the past 40 years, mostly due to human impacts.
The “2014 Living Planet Report” tracks more than 10,000 populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish from all over the world. The . . .
10/3/14 Volume XLVII, No. 40
It’s New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, and a surprising and fascinating event celebrating this milestone is happening right now! Mount Holly resident Bill Bolger is hiking 150 miles along the historic line that once split the Garden State in two.
Bill set out in Holgate on Long Beach Island on Sept. 26, catching an oyster boat across Little Egg Harbor to the mainland before heading into the vast expanse of the Pine Barrens.
He’s following the so-called . . .