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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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .


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

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


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