Solutions 4/19: Poor policies, public responses

By Huck Fairman We live most fortunately amid the multi levels of democracy. Our complex communities and regions necessarily provide arrays of services, governing bodies,...

The State We’re In 4/12: Nature Spotting

By Michele S. Byers Nature is all around, even in cities and towns. Birds, butterflies, bugs, flowers, trees, mushrooms and even weeds. The idea behind City...

Solutions 4/5: Threats and responses

By Huck Fairman As anyone paying attention could not avoid noticing: there is a lot going on around the world over the last several weeks. Here...

The State We’re In 4/5: As weather warms, watch for invasive spotted lanternflies

By Michele S. Byers Spring is here and this state we’re in is greening up. Flowers are popping, bees are in action and buds are...

Solutions 3/29: Global Flooding

By Huck Fairman Record floods have covered much of the Midwest. The toll on farms across the region has been devastating. Federal scientists with the National Oceanic...

The State We’re In 3/29: Meet the mountains of the Pine Barrens

By Michele S. Byers For folks living in most of New Jersey, the idea of mountains in the low-lying Pine Barrens might seem farfetched. Many have...

Letter to the Editor: Standing in Solidarity

To the Editor: As members of the Princeton Civil Rights Commission, our hearts are heavy with the news of the terrorist attacks on the Al...

Solutions 3/22: Individual and town responses to global warming

By Huck Fairman With warnings about the threats to the natural world and to human civilization coming from numerous sources, many local residents have been...

The State We’re In 3/22: Putting down new roots to help rivers

B: Michele S. Byers Here’s a not-too-fun fact. Eight-five percent of New Jersey’s rivers are considered impaired, in large part because their banks are denuded of...

Solutions 3/15: ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ – Life after warming

By: Huck Fairman “It’s worse, much worse than you think.” This is how the book begins. David Wallace-Wells, journalist and author, wants to be very clear,...

The State We’re In 3/15: A little help for our kestrels

By Michele S. Byers If you build it, they will come. That’s the hope for new nesting boxes for American kestrels, whose populations have declined severely...

Reader: New Jersey should not prosecute citizens for cannabis

I recently retired after a higher education career in the Garden State, where soon it will be legal to get high from cannabis. I...

Solutions 2/22: Should I sell my house at the Jersey Shore?

By Huck Fairman A question many, if not most, New Jersey shore home owners have asked themselves. Following the arrival of our one-in-a-hundred years storm, superstorm...

The State We’re In 12/7: Preserved lands protect clean air and water

“Forests are the ‘lungs’ of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. The forests are also needed for mitigating...

The State We’re In — 11/30: To tree or not to tree?

The holiday season’s here and it’s time for a tree. Do you go for a real tree or a fake? You may think that an...

The State We’re In: Hard cider in the Garden State 11/23

By Michele S. Byers Executive Director New Jersey Conservation Foundation In recent years, New Jersey’s vineyards and craft breweries have surged in popularity, with new brands popping...

NJDEP is letting us down with proposed power plant in the Meadowlands

In July, the Diamond Generating Corp. proposed a $1.5 billion project to build a gas power plant in the heart of the New Jersey...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Act now to avoid worst climate impacts

A landmark report just released by the world’s leading climate scientists had sobering news for New Jersey, a state with hundreds of miles of...
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