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3/29/12   Volume XLV, No. 13
The box office success of The Lorax, with an environmental message delivered by a hairy orange tree advocate, has renewed interest in the classic 1971 Dr. Seuss book of the same name. With any luck, The Lorax might give a big boost to other children’s books that promote a love of nature and the outdoors. A new study in the journal Sociological Inquiry found that if picture books are any indication, children are increasingly isolated from . . .
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3/22/12   Volume XLV, No. 12
In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray lives the same 24 hours over and over again. New Jersey is having its own Groundhog Day with a law known as the Permit Extension Act, which keeps outdated development permits alive. The act was first passed in 2008, and a new version is now before the state Legislature. Thanks to work by environmental advocates, citizens and champions in the Legislature, the bill was held just before a vote was to be taken. But that . . .
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3/16/12   Volume XLV, No. 11
“Thursday night massacre, kangaroo court, gutless, nasty, dirty politics, and Soviet style governance” are just a few of the terms being used to describe the actions of a majority of the New Jersey Highlands Council members this week when they abruptly voted 9-5 to remove their highly competent and effective executive director, Eileen Swan, without warning or justification.  Five members of the Council strongly protested the vote. The firing is the boldest salvo to . . .
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3/9/12   Volume XLV, No. 10
Ducks Unlimited celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about its work.  Ducks Unlimited too often “flies under the radar,” yet it is a model of how hunters and anglers have contributed for decades to natural habitat conservation. Ducks Unlimited was officially incorporated in 1937, but its roots go back even earlier to an organization called the “More Game Birds in America Foundation.”  . . .
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3/1/12   Volume XLV, No. 9
The familiar opening lyrics to Woody Guthrie’s 1945 folk classic, “This Land Is Your Land,” should be taken literally when talking about our public lands.  This land IS your land – and my land, too. We hold it in public trust for future generations. Unfortunately, in these tough economic times, the desire to divert open space to other uses is becoming all too common. As sluggish real estate markets have eroded property tax revenue around this state . . .
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POSTS

Ballot question approval would lock in environmental funds

Sandy Millspaugh: Conservation Trailblazer

Extreme hurricanes highlight concerns about climate change

'Head start' for corn snakes

Protecting the Highlands - it's the water

When you could walk from New Jersey to Morocco

A bold plan for the planet

New Jersey's energy future at a crossroads

Tiny insect will have a huge impact on New Jersey

Protect New Jersey's Pine Barrens

Enjoy New Jersey's forests!

Maine-to-Florida urban trail celebrates 25 years

Rare plants and animals need help!

Ban offshore drilling and seismic testing off NJ coast!

Summertime and the digging is easy

Is the elusive bobcat here to stay?

NJ water supply plan rings alarm bells

NJ's Piedmont: Formed by volcanoes and erosion

Defend public health and safety in state budget

'Magical' early 17-year cicadas

June and open space: Perfect together

Hit the trails on June 3, National Trails Day

Socializing with nature

Preserve land - and state's in lieu of taxes program

New Jersey's 'marl' pits yield dinosaur discoveries

Vernal pools: Now you see 'em, now you don't

State targets illegal dumpers in parks and forests

Former governors and elected leaders stand up for environment

Join CSAs to support local farms, save money, eat better

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

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