4/26/13 Volume XLVI, No. 17
If you looked for a list of the least exciting words in the English language, “infrastructure” would be near the top. Those four syllables can cure insomnia instantly.
But a new report on our state’s infrastructure, released on Earth Day, is an eye-opener and a wake-up call.
The report, “Facing Our Future: Infrastructure Investments Necessary for Economic Success,” describes how three of New Jersey’s crucial systems – water, . . .
4/19/13 Volume XLVI, No. 16
The last time “Brood II” hatched, Bill Clinton was in the White House, Justin Bieber was in diapers, and there was no Google, Facebook, Twitter or Wikileaks!
Brood II are periodical cicadas (the genus Magicicada), the Rip Van Winkle of insects, which emerge only once every 13 or 17 years. This brood has been snoozing underground since 1996!
Within weeks – maybe by the time you read this – Brood II will be buzzing about and mating in the sky, ensuring . . .
4/12/13 Volume XLVI, No. 15
It’s time to hit the trails and get “back to nature.” The benefits go far beyond pretty scenery and fresh air!
Recent studies show that exercising outdoors beats the gym hands down. Psychologically, people simply feel better after spending time outside. In studies, volunteers who exercised both indoors and outdoors said they felt more energetic, revitalized and engaged – and less tense, angry and depressed – after being outside.
And . . .
4/5/13 Volume XLVI, No. 14
For 200 million years, the Palisades have stood majestically over the Hudson River. These nearly-vertical cliffs carved by erosion have inspired artists for centuries. In 1983, they were designated a National Natural Landmark.
But a day may come – and soon – when the only unspoiled views of the Palisades are found in art museums.
LG Electronics USA, a South Korean manufacturer of appliances and home electronics, has proposed to build a 143-foot office high-rise in . . .