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 . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .