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The State We’re In 1/17: Lucy Meyer: Conservation Trailblazer

By Michele S. Byers Tripod Rock, an enormous boulder balanced precariously atop three tiny rocks, has been called “Morris County’s Stonehenge.” Geologists say the amazing rock...

The State We’re In 1/10: New Jersey environmental wins and losses in 2019

By Michele S. Byers It’s the nation’s most densely populated state, with the most Superfund sites, and sometimes called Cancer Alley. This state we’re in...

Solutions 1/10: The year of climate change

By Huck Fairman The year 2019 has seen both dire warnings of drastic climate change and a number of the predicted extreme weather events. Satellite images...

The State We’re In 1/3: Hands off Liberty State Park!

By Michele S. Byers If New Jersey were to have a “people’s park,” it would be Liberty State Park in Jersey City – 1,200 acres...

The State We’re In 12/27: Still the Garden State – over 236,000 acres preserved

By Michele S. Byers Every once in a while, a “blast from the past” comes along to remind you how much things have changed. That blast...

The State We’re In 12/20: Lanternflies spreading, but not on Christmas trees

By Michele S. Byers Spotted lanternflies are invading from Pennsylvania into eight New Jersey counties. Fortunately for New Jersey Christmas tree farmers - and Christmas tree...

Solutions 12/20: After the warnings, what do we do?

By Huck Fairman The warnings have come: from the United Nations, from the World Meteorological Organization, and from 11,000 scientists in 153 countries – just...

Solutions 12/13: World Meteorological Report: The climate crisis is accelerating

By Huck Fairman Recently the latest United Nations’ report sounded the alarm. If we don’t take the necessary actions, “we are sleepwalking toward climate catastrophe.” Now...

The State We’re In 12/13: A happy holly gift to protect an ecosystem

By Michele S. Byers Just in time for the holidays, the state of New Jersey announced plans to permanently preserve the nearly 1,400-acre “Holly Farm”...

Solutions 12/6: UN sounds alarm – now or never

By Huck Fairman Instead of falling, greenhouse gas emissions are rising. Most countries, but particularly the United States and China, the two biggest polluters, continue...

The State We’re In 12/6: Owl spotting in winter

By Michele S. Byers With the final leaves of fall on the ground, it’s time to look for owls. Winter is prime season for spotting and...
Eric Sucar

The State We’re In 11/29: Don’t let the winter weather keep you indoors

By Michele S. Byers If you’re like me, you may have a case of “weather whiplash” from the wildly fluctuating temperatures. New Jersey’s long stretch of...

Solutions 11/22: Self-driving cars: Promise or Peril?

By Huck Fairman Many have heard of the promise, potential, and peril of self-driving cars, and trucks and buses. They can free us from the...
SCOTT FRIEDMAN

The State We’re in 11/22: Is an ‘Insect Armageddon’ happening here?

By Michele S. Byers Most people don’t like insects except when they’re spectacularly beautiful, like monarch butterflies. But insects are the Earth’s most numerous creatures, with...

The State We’re In 11/15: Bike (mostly) off-road from NYC to Philly next spring

By Michele S. Byers Since colonial times, the route from New York City to Philadelphia has been a well-traveled corridor, with most of its miles...

The State We’re In 11/8: Open space trust funds keep New Jersey green

By Michele S. Byers You’ve probably heard the bad jokes about New Jersey’s traffic, toxic waste, turnpike exits and bad smells. But what about the Garden...

The State We’re In 11/1: Where do the wild things go?

By Michele S. Byers Winter is coming and wildlife is getting ready. New Jersey’s wild animals – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and more – have many...

Solutions 11/1: What you can do

By Huck Fairman If you are wondering what you can possibly do about local, national or global problems, some very useful and personable guidance was...
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