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12/29/15   Volume XLVIII, No. 53
Many seasonal visitors come to New Jersey’s beaches and bays, but few are more fascinating than the seals that migrate here from points north when the weather turns cold. Atlantic harbor seals, as well as harp, gray and hooded seals, hang out along New Jersey’s shorelines in winter. They travel from as far away as the Arctic, following food like herring, mackerel, squid and winter flounder. Foraging for food is hard work, and even with their waterproof fur and . . .
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12/22/15   Volume XLVIII, No. 52
‘Tis the season to look back on the past year and find out who’s been naughty and nice. So let’s make a list and check it twice to see how New Jersey’s environment fared in 2015. First, the “nice.” At the top are the many partnerships that resulted in preserved open space and farmland all over the Garden State. Thousands of acres were saved in 2015 when federal, state, county and municipal agencies worked together with nonprofits and . . .
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12/18/15   Volume XLVIII, No. 51
Liberty State Park is unique in the state park system: a huge “green oasis” amid the offices and industry of the urban Hudson River waterfront, with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Well-loved public parks like Liberty are the mark of a civilized society and add enormous economic and environmental values to our communities. But right now, a debate is raging over a proposal by the New Jersey Department of . . .
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12/11/15   Volume XLVIII, No. 50
New heat records. Rising sea levels. Ocean acidification. There has been lots of news coming out of the climate summit in Paris these past two weeks. And lots of good news, too, when it comes to transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy sources like solar and wind, and increasing energy efficiency. Many experts now believe that 100 percent clean energy is 100 percent possible in the future … if our political and business leaders make the commitment and the . . .
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12/4/15   Volume XLVIII, No. 49
With age comes wisdom. And with “Wisdom” comes age! “Wisdom” is a female Laysan albatross, who at 64 holds the record as the world’s oldest known living wild bird. And she’s laying eggs, too! A volunteer at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge - located in the central Pacific Ocean, about 1,300 miles northwest of Hawaii - spotted Wisdom shortly before Thanksgiving as she preened with her mate in the world’s largest nesting . . .
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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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