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5/31/12   Volume XLV, No. 22
The quality of the air we breathe is often beyond our control. It’s a given that prevailing winds pick up pollutants from coal-burning power plants in the Midwest and carry them over this state we’re in. But we can take action to improve the air quality in our homes and beyond. Small changes in our daily routines can lead to a cleaner, healthier environment … and even save us money! As part of its air quality awareness campaign, the New Jersey Department of . . .
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5/24/12   Volume XLV, No. 21
“Slow Food” does not mean Crock-Pot cooking! Slow Food is a lifestyle choice, not a culinary technique, and its focus is on eating local and seasonal foods. Freshness and flavor, knowing where your food comes from and awareness of what you put into your body are all part of the Slow Food movement. The Slow Food movement was founded in Italy in 1986 as a protest against fast foods – specifically, the opening of the first McDonald’s in Rome. It now . . .
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5/17/12   Volume XLV, No. 20
After the devastation of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago, many New Jerseyans wondered whether our state’s waters would be next. Although offshore drilling is not allowed right now, the Delaware and Raritan bays are home to some of the nation’s most active ports and oil refineries, with giant tankers loading and unloading petroleum and other chemicals. New Jersey is vulnerable and must be prepared. That’s why the American Littoral Society . . .
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5/10/12   Volume XLV, No. 19
When it comes to wildlife, New Jersey is well positioned. Not only does the Garden State have highly diverse geography – from the mountains of the Highlands to the ocean beaches, from the Pine Barrens to the tidal marshes of the Delaware Bayshore – but it’s at the sweet spot where northern and southern ecosystems overlap. That adds up to great wildlife viewing opportunities close to home. With 325 resident and migratory bird species, 90 mammal species, 79 reptile . . .
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5/4/12   Volume XLV, No. 18
This past winter was the mildest in recorded history. While this was a plus for many – no plowing, no shoveling!  – it wasn’t good for our honeybee colonies. Instead of staying snug in their hives, expending little energy and consuming little food, the confused honeybees buzzed out into the warm weather, searching for pollen and nectar. Not finding much, they returned to their hives hungry and quickly depleted the stores of honey they needed to . . .
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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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