7/28/16 Volume XLIX, No. 29
The Atlantic Ocean’s vastness is shared by many … especially along the heavily populated stretch of coast between New York and Virginia.
The ocean is used by container ships, cruise liners, commercial fishing boats and all types of recreational craft. The ocean floor’s sand is mined for beach replenishments, and crossed by miles of communications and electrical cables. Proposals for offshore energy generation, such as wind turbines and oil and gas drilling, are . . .
7/21/16 Volume XLIX, No. 28
For years, health and outdoor advocates have worried that computer games, tablets, smartphones and TVs have kept too many kids indoors and sedentary.
Those complaints flew out the window earlier this month when Pokemon Go, a mobile game app, became a worldwide sensation. For the first time, gamers can’t just sit indoors in front of a screen; Pokemon Go drives them off their couches and into the world – parks, public gardens, communities and neighborhoods . . .
7/14/16 Volume XLIX, No. 27
The Garden State’s peach crop is the nation’s fourth largest, at over 60 million pounds, behind California, South Carolina and Georgia. Pretty impressive for this small state we’re in!
From mid-July through late September, New Jersey’s luscious peaches are in season. Peach parties and festivals abound across the state, allowing restauranteurs to try out new recipes, and amateur bakers to compete over the best pies and cobblers. Many farms offer . . .
In America we often take clean and plentiful water for granted. But clean drinking water is more and more in the news. Droughts are devastating water supplies out West and the crisis in Flint, Michigan has shed a spotlight on aging infrastructure, shortcuts and lack of investment that result in dangerous toxins in our kitchen tap water.
With such difficult and thorny issues threatening one of life’s basic necessities, it’s alarming that New Jersey . . .