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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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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