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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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POSTS

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!

Summertime and the digging is easy

Is the elusive bobcat here to stay?

NJ water supply plan rings alarm bells

NJ's Piedmont: Formed by volcanoes and erosion

Defend public health and safety in state budget

'Magical' early 17-year cicadas

June and open space: Perfect together

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

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