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...
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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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Support needed for the Civic Info Bill

The vast majority of Americans are most concerned with receiving information that directly impacts their lives. Unfortunately in New Jersey, this has not always...

Reverend says President’s push to leave INF treaty a bad decision

To the editor: I was proud to be a leader for building pressure and support for the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed in 1987,...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: NJ Natural Lands Trust celebrates 50 years

The New Jersey Natural Lands Trust has 30,000 great reasons to celebrate its 50th anniversary! That’s how many acres were preserved since the Trust was created...

Sourland Conservancy thanks partners

To the editor: On behalf of the Sourland Conservancy, I would like to thank our American Chestnut Restoration Project partners, D&R Greenway Land Trust, Mercer...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Move and improve your health!

An epidemic is sweeping across the globe, and it’s causing a myriad of health problems, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, falls, and poor mental...

Welcome back, Register News

To the editor: Welcome back! Under one of several names it held under several publishers, the Register News has been an important part of our...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Renewable energy: Save money and our land, water, air and...

Governor Murphy has signed a new law that requires New Jersey to get half of its power from renewable energy by 2030, and he’s...
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