7/25/14 Volume XLVII, No. 30
Barnegat Bay, a favorite destination in this state we’re in, is famous for crabbing, fishing, swimming, sailing and boating.
But in recent years, Barnegat Bay has been in decline. For decades, scientists have warned that an overload of nutrients – specifically, nitrogen and phosphorus found in fertilizers and also acid rain – is choking the bay.
New Jersey’s Senate and Assembly Environment Committees just held a hearing in Toms River about the state of . . .
7/21/14 Volume XLVII, No. 29
Although New Jersey is not our “First State” – that honor goes to Delaware – this state we’re in has an amazing roster of “firsts”! As we celebrate 350 years, it’s a great time to look back on some of these firsts.
Perhaps the best-known firsts came from Thomas Edison, the “Wizard of Menlo Park,” who invented the first phonograph, the first incandescent light bulb and the first motion picture projector between 1877 . . .
7/11/14 Volume XLVII, No. 28
Emile DeVito will never forget an unusual encounter on a winter day in 1977. When he was a college freshman, he and his father and brothers were looking for hawks in the Great Swamp when a man ambled down the road holding two metal coffee cans fastened together to form a hollow cylinder.
“He told us he had a red-shouldered hawk right there in the can,” Emile recalled. “He had just found it injured, and he put it in the can for . . .
7/7/14 Volume XLVII, No. 27
Tyler Christensen failed high school biology. He was too busy outside studying the natural world to pay attention to the classroom.
His love of the outdoors, and birds in particular, led the 21-year-old Hopewell Township resident to become a self-taught field researcher, studying neo-tropical migratory birds in Costa Rica.
Now Christensen is the subject of a new film, “Field Biologist,” by New Jersey native Jared Flesher, an independent filmmaker . . .