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3/28/13   Volume XLVI, No. 13
Land conservation is often invisible. When a farm or forest is permanently preserved, it looks exactly the same, so many folks don’t notice something important has happened. Michael Heffler, president of the Princeton Freewheelers bicycle club and a frequent ride leader, notices. He recently wrote an essay on what preserved open space means to him. I’m pleased to share it here: “What’s going on inside your head?” my mother asked.  My . . .
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3/22/13   Volume XLVI, No. 12
Imagine a fantastic wildlife safari with bald eagles feeding chicks, wolves curled up in their den, elephants at a water hole in Africa, polar bears making their way across arctic ice and brightly-colored Brazilian rainforest birds in the canopy. You don’t need a passport and fat bank account! Thanks to the newest generation of webcams – video cameras set up at wildlife hotspots – you can get a daily nature fix in real time on your computer at home. Webcams . . .
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3/15/13   Volume XLVI, No. 11
When author John McPhee was researching his book “The Pine Barrens” in the mid-1960s, nobody knew exactly where this unique region started or ended.  Its borders had not been officially mapped. McPhee spent eight months driving, hiking and camping in this wilderness dominated by pitch pine forests, swamps and bogs. He placed Xs on his map whenever he came upon a natural or man-made boundary. He was enchanted by the Pine Barrens – their geography, their . . .
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3/8/13   Volume XLVI, No. 10
The clock is ticking on beach restorations up and down New Jersey’s coast, but one noteworthy project is facing a deadline imposed by nature rather than tourism. Horseshoe crabs begin breeding in late May, but many prime nesting sites on Delaware Bayshore beaches were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The top layer of soft sand was swept away by wind and storm surge, exposing hard rubble and mucky salt marsh remnants not suitable for digging holes and burying eggs. But a . . .
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3/1/13   Volume XLVI, No. 9
Almost every 6-year-old has heard of “extinction.”  Ask kids about extinct creatures, and you will be told in graphic detail about the dinosaurs that once walked the Earth and disappeared millions of years ago. But what will kids 100 years from now say about extinction? Sadly, the children of 2113 might describe how polar bears, elephants, gorillas, tigers and chimpanzees followed the path of the dinosaurs. Although this is perhaps not well known, we are . . .
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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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