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6/30/11   Volume XLIV, No. 26
The same week that Governor Chris Christie publicly acknowledged that global climate change is real and is at least in part human-caused, he pulled New Jersey out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) – a “cap-and-trade” program that attempts to address climate change. In response, after a major advocacy effort by environmentalists, citizens and legislators, the New Jersey Legislature voted to support RGGI, an agreement with nine other northeastern states . . .
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6/24/11   Volume XLIV, No. 25
“Back to the Future” introduced a generation of moviegoers to the art of travelling to the past to change the future.  In New Jersey, our environmental protection programs are facing just such a temporal paradox – an unprecedented attempt to roll back to “the bad old days” regardless of the dire consequences for the future. More than 25 environmental groups took their case to Trenton on June 20 to ask our elected officials to protect the health, . . .
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6/17/11   Volume XLIV, No. 24
New Jersey is blessed with many individuals who have taken a stand and fought against ill-conceived development projects that would have forever altered the natural landscape of this state we’re in.  But one, in particular, has left an enormous legacy for all New Jerseyans. Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen Jr. passed away on May 23 at the age of 95. His family’s long tradition of public service uniquely positioned him to champion open space in the halls of government, as . . .
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6/10/11   Volume XLIV, No. 23
Just a few days after being named recipient of the 2011 “Guardian of Barnegat Bay” award, Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have given towns more options for fighting the main source of pollution choking the bay. Barnegat Bay is an iconic part of the Jersey Shore – the gentler coast where kids too small to brave the ocean waves can swim, and where older kids can sit on the dock and catch blue claw crabs.  The Toms River, Metedeconk River and . . .
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6/3/11   Volume XLIV, No. 22
Let’s face it: serious bird watchers can be intimidating.  If you’ve ever found yourself in a group of birders comparing expensive binoculars or spouting esoteric bird names, you know you’ve wandered into the deep end of the naturalist ocean.  You may be tempted to stuff your department store binoculars into the back of your sock drawer and decide that birding is, well, for the birds! But fortunately, there are seasoned birders who are aware of the . . .
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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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