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12/28/12   Volume XLV, No. 50
It’s that time again! We all resolve at New Year’s to get in shape, eat healthier, read more, get organized, volunteer for good causes, and a host of other lofty goals! How about this state we’re in? Shouldn’t the state have a list as well? Here are some suggestions for a healthy environment in 2013. 1. Secure stable, long-term funding for permanent land preservation. The last of the remaining state funds for open . . .
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12/20/12   Volume XLV, No. 49
‘Tis the season when pundits of all stripes reflect on the best and worst of the past year. It hasn’t been the best of times for New Jersey’s environment. The worst environmental news, by far, was the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy. In addition to claiming more than two dozen lives and damaging or destroying some 72,000 homes and businesses, it caused serious environmental impacts whose full extent is still being determined. Chemicals from collapsed . . .
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12/13/12   Volume XLV, No. 48
We all know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A work of art that I find breathtaking may be something another person would hide in their attic. A piece of music that brings a smile to someone else’s lips might give me a headache. When it comes to art and music, most of us accept that there will never be a consensus and respect each other’s individual tastes. How about applying that rule to lawns as well? A municipal court judge in Branchburg Township, . . .
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12/6/12   Volume XLV, No. 47
After more than three centuries of repeated cutting for timber, firewood, charcoal and conversion to rocky pastures, the forests in New Jersey’s Highlands might get more interesting after the triple-whammy of Hurricane Irene, the 2011 Halloween snowstorm and Superstorm Sandy. Healthy, large trees have fallen at unprecedented rates in the last two years, each time from a different cause. Irene turned wetland and floodplain soils to pudding, toppling trees with rampaging . . .
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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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