8/25/11 Volume XLIV, No. 34
People are drawn to where the water meets the land: sun-drenched beaches, gentle bay shores, riverbanks and wooded lakesides. The intersection of land and water is referred to as the “littoral” zone. The American Littoral Society (ALS) was formed in Sandy Hook 50 years ago to preserve these precious places.
“As one of the country’s oldest coastal conservation groups, we’ve spent 50 years promoting the study and conservation of marine life and its . . .
8/18/11 Volume XLIV, No. 33
What comes to mind when you think “New Jersey”?
If you live here, you probably think of the Jersey shore, Jersey tomatoes, Jersey blueberries, the Meadowlands, the Pine Barrens, Cape May, High Point or maybe the Delaware Water Gap or even the light bulb!
But the national perception is a bit different. A nationwide survey conducted by the Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll yielded a mixed bag of complimentary and not-so-flattering . . .
8/11/11 Volume XLIV, No. 32
New Jersey native Tama Matsuoka has lived in some of the world’s most urban environments, including Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York City. When she returned to this state we’re in, she developed a self-described obsession with wild plants.
“I go out in my backyard,” Tama explains, “and see food all around! I bring it in and pack it up and bring it to a restaurant in New York City and they make it into great food!”
The technical . . .
8/5/11 Volume XLIV, No. 31
Most of us think about saving energy when we turn out the lights or adjust the thermostat as we leave for work. Motivations to conserve can be both altruistic and economic.
But our small individual actions can really add up. Did you ever wonder what happens on a regional, statewide, national or global scale when hundreds, thousands or millions of small energy-saving actions are combined? The Wilderness Society’s recent paper, “Energy Efficiency: Saving Energy . . .