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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”...

Letter to the Editor: Impeach & Remove

To the Editor, Donald Trump’s recent attempts to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election demonstrate that he is a danger to our democracy...

Holmdel woman wins TV at Central Jersey Holiday Shopping Bazaar

The Holiday Shopping & Craft Bazaar event at iPlay America in Freehold Township was held on Dec. 8 by Newspaper Media Group and centraljersey.com....

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...

Letter to the Editor: Hey millionaires, save Westminster!

To the Editor, It appears that Rider University is now determined to close down the Princeton campus of Westminster Choir College and move the whole...
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...

Princeton Area Community Foundation awards $186,000 in grants to local nonprofits

Thirteen local nonprofits are benefiting from $186,000 in grants from the Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls. The grants are helping fund...
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