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2/28/14   Volume XLVII, No. 9
With New Jersey is celebrating its 350th anniversary – in a nation that’s only 238 years old – it’s hard not be in awe of the 200 million-year-old Palisades cliffs over the Hudson River. We should be celebrating this incredible landmark, which amazed early explorers and inspired generations of artists. But, instead, 2014 could mark the Palisades cliffs’ demise … and the theft of this cherished natural and historic vista from future . . .
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2/21/14   Volume XLVII, No. 8
Had things gone differently, this state we’re in might have been called New Netherland, New Sweden, Nova Cesarea or even Albania. But we ended up as New Jersey, a name that honors the Isle of Jersey in Great Britain … and gives us our famous “Jersey” attitude. This year marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of New Jersey, when the English seized control in 1664. The story of how this little peninsula between the Delaware River and the . . .
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2/14/14   Volume XLVII, No. 7
After more than two years of debate, Congress has finally passed the Agricultural Act of 2014, better known as the Farm Bill. So what does it mean for the Garden State? The quick answer is that the Farm Bill affects us all, farmers and city dwellers. This five-year, $958 billion behemoth has been described – quite accurately – as impacting “everything we eat, wear and drive.” Perhaps one of its biggest benefits to New Jersey is the “Farm and . . .
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2/7/14   Volume XLVII, No. 6
You wouldn’t know it from the weather, but spring is only six weeks away. Almost time to lace up our hiking boots, jump on our mountain bikes or saddle up horses and enjoy New Jersey’s trails! This time of year, staff and volunteers at parks, nature preserves and recreation areas are busy planning for upcoming work building, improving and maintaining trails. But for this state we’re in, planning has been replaced with frustration over a bureaucratic glitch. . . .
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POSTS

To tree or not to tree?

Hard cider in the Garden State

Turkey Time

American shad return to New Jersey river after 173 years

Act now to avoid worst climate impacts

NJ Natural Lands Trust celebrates 50 years

Must love bats!

Move and improve your health!

Renewable energy: Save money and our land, water, air and health

Speak up for endangered species!

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?

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