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11/30/12   Volume XLV, No. 46
We New Jerseyans are an enthusiastic bunch when it comes to preserving land.  Thirteen times since 1961, our state’s residents have voted “yes” on Green Acres and farmland preservation ballot questions, making us a national leader. Now it’s time for the Garden State to lead again. The New Jersey Legislature is about to allocate the last of the remaining funds from the $400 million referendum approved in 2009. Once the final votes are taken and . . .
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11/21/12   Volume XLV, No. 45
Now that cold weather is upon us, are you yearning for the fresh produce and local foods you enjoyed all summer at your local farmers market? The Garden State’s delicate warm-weather crops may be gone, but a growing number of farmers markets are staying open all or part of the winter, offering an amazing variety of cold-season vegetables, artisan cheeses, homemade pickles and preserves, wines, eggs from free-range chickens, baked goods, jellies and jams, locally-raised meats . . .
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11/16/12   Volume XLV, No. 44
We like to think of the land under our feet – and our houses – as solid. But that’s just not the case on New Jersey’s ever-shifting barrier islands. I asked Dr. Emile DeVito of New Jersey Conservation Foundation to share his thoughts on our state’s barrier islands. Barrier islands are interesting geological phenomena, waves of sand that slowly move inland in response to sea level rise. Humans generally like stability and dislike change – and, thus, . . .
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11/9/12   Volume XLV, No. 43
“How many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see?” When Bob Dylan wrote that line in “Blowin’ in the Wind” in 1962, he was asking about peace, war and freedom. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, we can ask the same question about climate change. As a society, we’ve been turning our heads for decades and pretending not to see. At this point, one would have to willfully miss the intensifying cycle of extreme . . .
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POSTS

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

New Jersey's energy future at a crossroads

Tiny insect will have a huge impact on New Jersey

Protect New Jersey's Pine Barrens

Enjoy New Jersey's forests!

Maine-to-Florida urban trail celebrates 25 years

Rare plants and animals need help!

Ban offshore drilling and seismic testing off NJ coast!

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