7/31/15 Volume XLVIII, No. 31
During hot summer days at the Jersey shore, beaches are crowded with folks having fun in the sun. Unfortunately, lots of litter is left behind. All beach trash is bad, but the plastics that wash and blow into the sea are especially harmful.
Plastics have become a major threat to marine life in the world’s oceans and waterways. Plastic trash never completely goes away … it only breaks apart into smaller and smaller pieces.
It’s estimated that more than . . .
7/24/15 Volume XLVIII, No. 30
What’s more fun than standing in a chilly downpour at night in March, filming volunteers as they help salamanders cross Shades of Death Road?
For Jared Flesher, not much!
An independent documentary filmmaker and New Jersey native, Jared revels in being outdoors and telling stories about nature, animals’ struggles for survival, and human efforts to help.
And he doesn’t mind getting soaked to document the lengths volunteers go to make sure salamanders . . .
7/17/15 Volume XLVIII, No. 29
“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all,” wrote Pope Francis in his recent encyclical, or papal letter.
The Pope’s letter focused international attention on climate change, and he called on developed countries to limit use of non-renewable energy and help poorer nations deal with the impacts of global warming. A “very solid scientific consensus,” he wrote, indicates a warming of the climate mainly due to human activity.
P . . .
7/9/15 Volume XLVIII, No. 28
If you were asked to name a maritime state, New Jersey might not come to mind. But if you’ve cruised on New Jersey’s official state ship – the A. J. Meerwald –you know otherwise!
This summer, you might have spotted the 70 feet high and 85 feet long oak-on-oak schooner as it sailed along New Jersey’s coast for the Tall Ships Challenge, an event with several ports of call. On June 25th, it left from Bivalve on the Delaware Bay and . . .
7/2/15 Volume XLVIII, No. 27
Summer is time to be outdoors … hiking, swimming, bicycling, fishing, camping, kayaking, horseback riding, birding, surfing and more.
Whether you’re at the shore, on a mountain, by a river or in the forest – or stuck inside WISHING you were outdoors – a soundtrack can come in handy.
Here’s a playlist of songs about nature and the outdoors to inspire you, pump you up or put a smile on your face.
For inspiration to get out and enjoy sun . . .