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7/26/12   Volume XLV, No. 30
Barnegat Bay needs a diet! No, it’s not obese, but it’s fed far too many nutrients. These nutrients, mostly nitrogen and phosphorus, come from fertilizers used on thousands of lawns within the bay’s watershed. Just as too much fat and salt make a human body unhealthy, excessive nutrients are ruining the health of one of New Jersey’s most popular waterways. Barnegat Bay is a beloved part of the Jersey Shore, a little slice of paradise for generations of . . .
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7/20/12   Volume XLV, No. 29
It’s easy to understand the frustrations expressed by a friend who was pondering our planet’s environmental challenges. “I have to admit, many times I feel exasperated and powerless with the problems facing us and our environment,” said Gail Kopp. “Climate change, monoculture, wildlife diversity loss, fish population collapse, Franken-food, obesity, water pollution, and food animal cruelty. They all seem so large.” But instead of throwing . . .
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7/13/12   Volume XLV, No. 28
Do you know who grows your food? Chances are, it’s a farmer nearing retirement. A U.S. Department of Agriculture study shows that the average age of the American farmer is 55 … and climbing. At the same time, young farmers under 25 are declining. That should not be a surprise in this state we’re in, where land costs are high and few 20-somethings can scrape together the funds for land and equipment. It doesn’t take a math whiz to foresee . . .
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7/3/12   Volume XLV, No. 27
If you take out a map and trace your finger between New York and Philadelphia, you’ll find some of the nation’s most densely developed suburbs. But midway between the two cities, you’ll come across an expansive green swath called the Sourlands. The Sourland Mountains make up a 17-mile ridge extending from the Delaware River near Lambertville to Neshanic in Somerset County, and form Central Jersey’s largest unbroken forest. The ridge is the backbone of the . . .
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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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