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8/23/12   Volume XLV, No. 34
When the state Attorney General holds a news conference to announce an important court ruling, it generally means dirty business like murder, theft, arson or drugs. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa’s press conference on Aug. 15 was extraordinary in that it literally involved dirt – specifically, the soil on preserved farmland in Franklin Township, Hunterdon County. Superior Court Judge Peter A. Buchsbaum found that the owner of Quaker Valley Farms, a commercial . . .
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8/16/12   Volume XLV, No. 33
The Appalachian Trail, the grand-daddy of American hiking trails, turned 75 on Aug. 14. Unlike many people, you can honestly say this venerable footpath is not just getting older, it’s getting better! Known by hikers as the “AT,” the trail runs for about 2,160 miles through 14 states: from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. The elbow-shaped New Jersey section covers about 74 miles, from the Delaware Water Gap at the Pennsylvania border in . . .
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8/10/12   Volume XLV, No. 32
It’s fitting that a sculpture of the horseshoe crab, which will become part of an artificial reef off the coast of Mantoloking in Ocean County, will be the world’s largest undersea artwork. New Jersey artist, scuba diver and marine biologist Christopher Wojcik created the 47-foot-long, 25,000-pound concrete sculpture of this ancient animal to serve as a unique habitat for fish, crabs, lobsters, mussels and other marine life.  Depending on weather and ocean . . .
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8/3/12   Volume XLV, No. 31
Four summers ago, if you went outside at dusk, you were likely rewarded with the fascinating sight of bats diving and swooping for insects. Not only were their flight patterns fun to watch, but each bat was gobbling up thousands of mosquitoes every night. But the summer of 2008 was the last good year for bats in this state we’re in. The following winter, a disease known as white nose syndrome spread to New Jersey and devastated its bat population, killing an estimated 90 . . .
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POSTS

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

New Jersey's energy future at a crossroads

Tiny insect will have a huge impact on New Jersey

Protect New Jersey's Pine Barrens

Enjoy New Jersey's forests!

Maine-to-Florida urban trail celebrates 25 years

Rare plants and animals need help!

Ban offshore drilling and seismic testing off NJ coast!

Summertime and the digging is easy

Is the elusive bobcat here to stay?

NJ water supply plan rings alarm bells

NJ's Piedmont: Formed by volcanoes and erosion

Defend public health and safety in state budget

'Magical' early 17-year cicadas

June and open space: Perfect together

Hit the trails on June 3, National Trails Day

Socializing with nature

Preserve land - and state's in lieu of taxes program

New Jersey's 'marl' pits yield dinosaur discoveries

Vernal pools: Now you see 'em, now you don't

State targets illegal dumpers in parks and forests

Former governors and elected leaders stand up for environment

Join CSAs to support local farms, save money, eat better

Weather extremes may be New Jersey's new normal

Bald eagles and ospreys rebound in New Jersey

Pine Barrens prescribed fires: A renewal force

Take a walk on the bottom of the sea!

Energy efficiency saves money and land - and creates jobs!

The Pines of March

Trees are more social than you think!

New Jersey's geological 'layer cake'

Keeping the 'great' in Paterson's Great Falls

Some good news!

Take action to defend and protect land and water

Interested in ecology? Become a Rutgers Environmental Steward

2016 wins and losses for New Jersey's land and water

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