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12/22/14   Volume XLVII, No. 52
Sterling Forest, more than 22,000 acres of ruggedly spectacular forest in New York, just over New Jersey’s border, has been the target of many development proposals.  In addition to its natural beauty, its watershed supplies public wells and drinking water for many New Jerseyans. Two decades ago, Sterling Forest’s pristine woods and waters were threatened by massive development plans for a new town of 35,000 people. Citizens in both states to fought to preserve the . . .
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12/18/14   Volume XLVII, No. 51
In the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a despondent George Bailey gets to see what his town would have looked like if he’d never been born. It’s an alluring concept. Most of us would love to get a magical glimpse of alternate worlds that would exist if one thing or another had gone differently in the past.  But, without Clarence the angel, all we can do is imagine a future based on what we know of the past and present … and what we . . .
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12/12/14   Volume XLVII, No. 50
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” was once a common phrase, long before it was a song. That was back when American chestnut trees dominated forests from New England to the South and as far west as the Ohio Valley. Each fall the trees’ sweet nuts blanketed forest floors, providing a bountiful harvest for foragers of all stripes. Rot-resistant chestnut wood was prized for building materials. But the beginning of the end for our majestic American chestnut . . .
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12/5/14   Volume XLVII, No. 49
Several years ago, Bedminster Township in Somerset County built bridges and pathways to help pedestrians and bicyclists safely cross some of its busiest roads, including Routes 206 and 287. Now it’s doing the same for another group of residents … reptiles and amphibians. The town just completed a series of five “turtle tunnels” beneath River Road, a local road that separates hundreds of acres of natural area and parkland from the North Branch of the Raritan . . .
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POSTS

Save the bugs!

Check out New Jersey's fall bird migration

A little bit of respect...for native plants!

Explore New Jersey's wildflower meadows

All aboard floating classrooms

Catch the Perseids meteor shower!

Check out the 'fun' in fungi

Too hot to think? Studies shows heat affects your brain

Love NJ's outdoors? Take action now!

New Jersey's official reptile, the bog turtle

Sea level rise and New Jersey: Not perfect together

These New Jersey plants have an appetite for insects

Explore the Pine Barrens through paddles, hikes and tours

Like to jog? 'Plog' instead and keep NJ clean

Love Jersey fruit? Thank our native pollinators!

Good news for globally rare swamp pink lilies

Say cheese! Remote cameras aid wildlife research

Begone, single-use plastic bags!

3,000 birds and counting for 'bluebird grandfather'

The Pine Barrens gets some help from its friends

A clean energy future for New Jersey

Cowtown and rare grassland birds, perfect together

Fight light pollution during International Dark Sky Week

New film tells story of how Petty's Island was saved

Ten years of nipping invasive species in the bud

Welcome spring in a county park

Go for a walk and feel better!

Grab a friend and go outside

Recycle your way to zero waste!

Last call for winter wildlife watching on Jersey coast

Without its 'understory' layer, the forest will collapse

From whale songs to poetry, a remarkable journey

A cleaner, greener New Jersey

Let's keep New Jersey the Garden State, not the Pipeline State

New Jersey's winter hikes

'Trees don't vote' but Byrne saved Pine Barrens anyway

Governor-elect Murphy should set new course on the environment

Protect soils to keep the garden in our state

Clean, plentiful water is New Jersey's lifeblood

A breath of fresh air for New Jersey?

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

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