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Tunnel vision: Helping wildlife cross the road

By Michele S. Byers Why did the turtle cross the road? Probably to look for a place to lay her eggs. The better question might...

NOAA predicts: The heat is coming

N.O.A.A., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, reported that January was the warmest month in 141 years of record keeping. And if the trend...

SOLUTIONS: A book looks at growth, past and future

By Huck Fairman Growth is in our conversations, our plans, our past. It is an integral factor in life on Earth. In his book, GROWTH, Canadian-Czech scientist...

THE STATE WE’RE IN 2/21: Seeing miracles in the Sourlands

By Michele S. Byers “Everyone wants to witness a miracle. Yet, if Walt Whitman was right and we are actually witnessing them every day, why...
Eric Sucar

SOLUTIONS 2/7: Climate progress: Many signs — are they enough?

By Huck Fairman While reports of the destructive impacts of our climate crisis continue to appear in the media, now there are also reports of...

Solutions 1/24: Wall Street leaders seek sustainability

By Huck Fairman A sea change is coming, and I’m not referring to that happening to the oceans. Founder and CEO of Blackrock, Lawrence D....

The State We’re In 1/24: Bugs in your house!

By Michele S. Byers A Vineland family was recently shocked to find a scorpion in their house. The scorpion, usually found in warmer climates, apparently crawled...

Letter to the Editor: Endorsement – Pete Buttigieg for President

To the Editor, I am writing to you and to your readership to endorse Pete Buttigieg for President of the United States of America. New Jerseyans...

SOLUTIONS 1/31: Energy diets: What we need to save our world

By Huck Fairman As many probably saw, recent global emissions from fossil fuel usage hit 415 parts per million. The former, safe level was considered 350...

Timing is everything when it comes to suicide prevention

As the old adage goes, Timing is Everything. A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to be asked to join a new suicide task...

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 2/7: A governor’s ‘PACT’ for climate change

By Michelle S. Byers Gov. Murphy is making a PACT with New Jersey by taking the most proactive step of any state to address climate...

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...
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