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12/27/13   Volume XLVI, No. 52
If you’re like many folks, you probably got modern toys like flat-screen TVs, smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles beneath your tree. New electronic gadgets are fun, but they create a serious post-holiday dilemma: What can be done with old and outdated devices? Most definitely, don’t toss them into the trash! Many home electronics contain hazardous materials never intended for landfills. For instance, the cathode ray tubes of old TVs and computer monitors . . .
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12/13/13   Volume XLVI, No. 50
What makes a place great? The American Planning Association thinks great places are where people want to be … to live, work, play and visit. Great places are fun, they’re public and accessible, and they’re culturally and historically interesting. You shouldn’t be surprised to hear that our state has lots of great places! Here are a few choices of the American Planning Association and its New Jersey chapter, which put out annual . . .
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12/6/13   Volume XLVI, No. 49
It’s been a strong year for sales tax collections, a sign that New Jersey’s economy is beginning to recover. The state collected 3.8 percent more in fiscal year 2013 than in the previous year. The first quarter of the new fiscal year was even better, with sales tax revenues up a robust 11 percent. And revenues from holiday spending are still rolling in! Why the excitement? The New Jersey Legislature is proposing historic legislation to fund open space and farmland . . .
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POSTS

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

Call on Governor Christie to sign the open space bill!

Native seed bank may provide ash trees of the future

Urban farms bring healthy local foods

National Park Service turns 100

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