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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

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

Kick off a healthy New Year with First Day hike

Energy infrastructure: the new sprawl

Two great books for connecting kids with nature

Why do some trees stay green while others lose their leaves?

Melting ice, rising seas, hotter planet

Our forests never sleep, even in winter!

Documentary brings Great Swamp battle back to life

Defending the land they loved

Four years after Sandy, rising sea levels predicted

New Jersey: Small state, big diversity

10 great natural areas for enjoying fall colors

Removing obsolete dams brings rivers back to life

Humpback whales a welcome sight off NJ coast

NJ wine industry boosts agritourism

For good health, bathe in a forest!

Let's NOT make a deal!

New Jersey's spectacular waterfalls

Urban trees boost health and land values

Blue Acres: A win-win for open space, owners of flooded homes

Get mosquitos to buzz off - naturally!

Flawed pipeline approval process needs reforms

Speak out for our Atlantic Ocean and coast!

Help Pokemon Go lead into outdoors and nature

NJ 4th in peaches; don't miss out on peach season!

Water, water everywhere - keep it safe to drink!

Growing beer in the Garden State

Celebrate NJ's Revolutionary War parks and open spaces on July 4

Override Governor's veto of open space bill

Taming the wild blueberry 100 years ago

Celebrate and take action during National Pollinator Week

Get on the Circuit for National Trails Day

New tax deduction would give boost to NJ non-profits

Best nature movies

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