2/24/17 Volume XLVII, No. 8
It’s easy to see the pros of energy efficiency. A well-insulated building with high efficiency heating and cooling, state-of-the-art appliances, efficient lighting and “smart” controls can slash energy use and save lots of money. At the same time, it boosts public health by reducing air pollution.
Energy efficiency also saves land by reducing “energy sprawl” – the enormous amount of land needed for extracting, harvesting, processing and . . .
2/16/17 Volume XLVII, No. 7
Been to New Jersey’s Pine Barrens? If not, here are some great reasons to explore this incredible area this March.
The Pine Barrens are hiding in plain sight: a sparsely-populated region of 1.1 million acres within the nation’s most densely populated state. Millions of drivers skirt its eastern edge each year as they travel the Garden State Parkway through Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic and Cape May counties to shore destinations.
How about heading west instead of . . .
What do you see when you look at a tree?
Perhaps you notice its age and wonder what events occurred in its lifetime. Maybe you think about the nesting birds it harbors or what value it would bring as lumber. You might admire the elegance of its branches and feel inspired by its beauty.
But did you ever think of a tree as a social being with the capacity to communicate with – and help – other trees?
Peter Wohlleben, author of the new . . .
2/2/17 Volume XLVII, No. 5
The fictional character Forrest Gump famously remarked that “life is like a box of chocolates” … you never know what you’ll get.
New Jersey is more like a slice of layer cake. This state we’re in is composed of five distinct bands running diagonally across the state - natural regions formed by geological events millions of years ago.
In the state’s far northwestern corner is the top “layer” of our cake, the steep Ridge & . . .