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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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POSTS

Catch the Perseids meteor shower!

Check out the 'fun' in fungi

Too hot to think? Studies shows heat affects your brain

Love NJ's outdoors? Take action now!

New Jersey's official reptile, the bog turtle

Sea level rise and New Jersey: Not perfect together

These New Jersey plants have an appetite for insects

Explore the Pine Barrens through paddles, hikes and tours

Like to jog? 'Plog' instead and keep NJ clean

Love Jersey fruit? Thank our native pollinators!

Good news for globally rare swamp pink lilies

Say cheese! Remote cameras aid wildlife research

Begone, single-use plastic bags!

3,000 birds and counting for 'bluebird grandfather'

The Pine Barrens gets some help from its friends

A clean energy future for New Jersey

Cowtown and rare grassland birds, perfect together

Fight light pollution during International Dark Sky Week

New film tells story of how Petty's Island was saved

Ten years of nipping invasive species in the bud

Welcome spring in a county park

Go for a walk and feel better!

Grab a friend and go outside

Recycle your way to zero waste!

Last call for winter wildlife watching on Jersey coast

Without its 'understory' layer, the forest will collapse

From whale songs to poetry, a remarkable journey

A cleaner, greener New Jersey

Let's keep New Jersey the Garden State, not the Pipeline State

New Jersey's winter hikes

'Trees don't vote' but Byrne saved Pine Barrens anyway

Governor-elect Murphy should set new course on the environment

Protect soils to keep the garden in our state

Clean, plentiful water is New Jersey's lifeblood

A breath of fresh air for New Jersey?

Keep Liberty State Park free and open

A green agenda for Governor-elect Murphy

Life, liberty ... and a clean environment

New Jersey's aging water infrastructure

The land before time: NJ's Kittatinny Ridge & Valley

While bats hibernate, scientists hope for survival

Natural Resource Damages fund new parks and preserves

Save menhaden, a humble but mighty fish

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

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