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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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POSTS

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

Four years after Sandy, rising sea levels predicted

New Jersey: Small state, big diversity

10 great natural areas for enjoying fall colors

Removing obsolete dams brings rivers back to life

Humpback whales a welcome sight off NJ coast

NJ wine industry boosts agritourism

For good health, bathe in a forest!

Let's NOT make a deal!

New Jersey's spectacular waterfalls

Urban trees boost health and land values

Blue Acres: A win-win for open space, owners of flooded homes

Get mosquitos to buzz off - naturally!

Flawed pipeline approval process needs reforms

Speak out for our Atlantic Ocean and coast!

Help Pokemon Go lead into outdoors and nature

NJ 4th in peaches; don't miss out on peach season!

Water, water everywhere - keep it safe to drink!

Growing beer in the Garden State

Celebrate NJ's Revolutionary War parks and open spaces on July 4

Override Governor's veto of open space bill

Taming the wild blueberry 100 years ago

Celebrate and take action during National Pollinator Week

Get on the Circuit for National Trails Day

New tax deduction would give boost to NJ non-profits

Best nature movies

Call on Governor Christie to sign the open space bill!

Native seed bank may provide ash trees of the future

Urban farms bring healthy local foods

National Park Service turns 100

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