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11/23/11   Volume XLIV, No. 46
As we head into the holiday season, we come face-to-face with a dirty little secret:  plastic bags and over-packaging. Why not join the BYO Bag movement this holiday season and shop sustainably? It’s hard to get an exact number, but people use an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags each year globally.  When we’re in the throes of holiday shopping, juggling complicated gift lists and planning dinner menus, we’re less likely to account for the . . .
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11/18/11   Volume XLIV, No. 45
Governor Christie recently released a new “state strategic plan” for economic growth, with the aim of replacing our current state plan.  As the most densely populated state in the country, New Jersey has had to implement land use limits and constraints that other states could not imagine.  In fact, our state has had some sort of statewide land use plan since the 1930s. The most recent plan, the State Development and Redevelopment Plan, was adopted in . . .
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11/11/11   Volume XLIV, No. 44
You’ve probably noticed the proliferation of small solar panels mounted on utility and street light poles around this state we’re in. Judging by local buzz and letters to the editor of local newspapers, some folks think these mini solar panels are an eyesore.  On a purely aesthetic basis, they may have a point.  And each solar panel generates only about 220 watts of electricity. But in certain aspects, these panels are a prime example of renewable energy done . . .
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11/3/11   Volume XLIV, No. 43
We’re all living on tighter budgets these days – at both the public and personal levels – so it’s good news that state, county and local governments can invest in energy efficiency and, in the process, save taxpayer dollars. The benefits of energy efficiency often get overshadowed by talk about the rush to renewable energy sources like wind and solar, and the need to extract more oil and natural gas to satisfy our energy appetites. But energy conservation is . . .
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POSTS

Catch the Perseids meteor shower!

Check out the 'fun' in fungi

Too hot to think? Studies shows heat affects your brain

Love NJ's outdoors? Take action now!

New Jersey's official reptile, the bog turtle

Sea level rise and New Jersey: Not perfect together

These New Jersey plants have an appetite for insects

Explore the Pine Barrens through paddles, hikes and tours

Like to jog? 'Plog' instead and keep NJ clean

Love Jersey fruit? Thank our native pollinators!

Good news for globally rare swamp pink lilies

Say cheese! Remote cameras aid wildlife research

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

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