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5/31/13   Volume XLVI, No. 22
Take a hike through any of New Jersey’s large state parks, forests or wildlife management areas, and at some point you’ll come across deep, muddy ruts and tire tracks, broken and smashed vegetation and, in some cases, stream banks and slopes churned into gullies. These are not signs of habitat management, or rangers and maintenance crews on patrol. They’re the signature of illegal all-terrain vehicles, quads, dirt bikes, giant off-road trucks and other off-road . . .
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5/23/13   Volume XLVI, No. 21
Does food taste better when you grow it yourself? Try it and see! If you’d like to grow fresh veggies and fruits but can’t or don’t want to have a garden at home, consider a community garden. They’re sprouting up in many places around the Garden State, providing fantastic spaces to test your green thumb. “Community gardens” refer to sites – often on public land – where individuals can tend a patch of soil for the growing season, . . .
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5/17/13   Volume XLVI, No. 20
Outside on a warm day, something buzzes past in a blur. A large bumblebee or sphinx moth, perhaps? How about a hummingbird? With about 340 hummingbird species in the Western Hemisphere, only one – the ruby-throated hummingbird – is found in the eastern United States.  And these glittering jewels of the avian world have arrived in New Jersey! Ruby-throated hummingbirds spend their winter in Mexico and Central America and fly north every spring to breed. Their . . .
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5/10/13   Volume XLVI, No. 19
Many things are perfect together. Wine and chocolate … movies and popcorn … shorts and flip-flops … New Jersey and you. But some are not – like solar power plants and farmland. You might think they’d make a perfect pair, since flat, open farm landscapes have easy access to the sun’s renewable energy. But New Jersey’s farmland is precious. This state we’re in has some of the best soils in the world and a climate that fosters . . .
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5/5/13   Volume XLVI, No. 18
It’s been six months since Superstorm Sandy pounded New Jersey, and summer is almost upon us. Towns up and down the coast are preparing for Memorial Day weekend and the arrival of beach lovers, fisherman, surfers and boaters whose tourism dollars keep the shore economy ticking. Many shore towns are still busy with post-Sandy repairs like cleaning debris from sand, helping businesses and homeowners recover, and rebuilding boardwalks. And they’re counting on . . .
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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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