11/26/14 Volume XLVII, No. 48
As many of us celebrate the holiday season, many others find it stressful. Daylight is short, winter’s cold is coming on, and holiday pressures go on high.
Crawling under the covers and “hibernating” until spring may sound tempting! But how about trying another cure for the holiday blues? Put more green into your life … as in the outdoors!
A growing body of research is demonstrating that communing with nature and the outdoors is good for our . . .
11/21/14 Volume XLVII, No. 47
Thanks to Thanksgiving, turkeys are one of our most famous native birds. Every preschooler who has traced a handprint to make turkey artwork recognizes the iconic shape of a plump gobbler with a fanned tail.
In the wild, turkeys have become almost as widely distributed as robins in New Jersey. Turkey flocks – known as rafters – are as likely to peck their way across suburban backyards as they are to cluster deep in the woods. They’ve been spotted in parks, along . . .
11/13/14 Volume XLVII, No. 46
It’s been two years since Superstorm Sandy. Up and down the coast, ceremonies marked the state’s progress in rebuilding homes, businesses and infrastructure destroyed by Sandy – and increasing our capacity to weather future storms.
But one ill-advised proposal in particular is being advanced in the name of “resiliency.” The National Park Service’s Sandy Hook Unit proposes to build a large maintenance facility in the midst of a heavily wooded . . .
11/7/14 Volume XLVII, No. 45
For the 14th time since the first Green Acres bond act in 1961, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to support open space and farmland preservation funding.
This vote marked a critical juncture for this state we’re in, with two million acres of undeveloped land remaining. Will it be paved or preserved? Will asphalt be the last crop?
Fortunately, by a margin of almost 65 to 35 percent, voters endorsed Ballot Question 2, which amends the state . . .