10/27/16 Volume XLIX, No. 42
Four years ago, Superstorm Sandy flooded and destroyed structures on much of New Jersey’s coastline. Sandy was a wake-up call to a state that had gone decades without destructive storms.
As New Jersey continues to recover from Sandy, many residents wonder what the future will bring, in light of the Earth’s changing climate and rising sea levels.
Two new reports from Rutgers University offer a sobering look at sea-level rise and an update on how coastal communities . . .
New Jersey may be the fourth smallest state, but what it lacks in size is made up in amazing diversity. From the rugged Highlands to sandy ocean beaches, and from the Pine Barrens to tidal marshes along the Delaware Bayshore, New Jerseyans are never far from a complete change of scenery!
And although we’re well known as an urban state – the most densely populated in the nation - a remarkable 42 percent of our land, about 2 million acres, is . . .
10/13/16 Volume XLIX, No. 40
Many of us head straight to New England for spectacular fall foliage.
But why not stay home, tour New Jersey’s forests and save time and gas? Some of the best places to hike and enjoy fall leaves are New Jersey’s natural areas.
New Jersey’s natural areas are specially-designated public lands that have high-quality habitat for rare plants and animals. Launched by the Natural Areas Act of 1961, the state’s system of natural areas was created to . . .
10/6/16 Volume XLIX, No. 39
When officials gather to announce a public project, it’s usually a new building, park or bridge.
But on Sept. 8, officials and community members came together to commemorate the de-construction of the obsolete 125-year-old Hughesville Dam on the Musconetcong River. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Martin were on hand to tour the project that will restore the 42-mile Musconetcong – a . . .