Lawrence Ledger Opinion

The State We’re In 6/28: Great news for New Jersey’s streams and rivers

By Michele S. Byers Placed end to end, the New Jersey rivers and streams proposed for higher environmental protections would stretch from High Point to...

Solutions 6/28: The accelerating change around us

By Huck Fairman If some of what follows is familiar, it is because recognized trends and programs are continuing only at an accelerating pace. This applies...

Continued commitment needed in fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States for which there is no cure nor a definitive way to...

The State We’re In 6/21: UN report sounds alarm on nature’s decline

By Michele S. Byers Would you care if northeastern beach tiger beetles and arogos skipper butterflies disappeared? How about blue-spotted salamanders and southern gray tree frogs,...

Solutions 6/21: Preserving natural resources and fighting climate change

By Huck Fairman What can and what should a community do to help save life as we know it locally and around the world? The threats...

The State We’re In 6/14: Renewable energy: less pollution, more jobs, lower costs

By: Michele S. Byers While Washington turns its back on climate change, New Jersey is busy reclaiming its national leadership role on clean energy. One year...

The State We’re In 6/7: Restoring the ‘Kidneys of the Pine Barrens’

By Michele S. Byers To early European settlers, the native evergreen trees known as Atlantic white cedars must have seemed like a gift. The towering cedars...

Health Matters 6/7: When a thyroid nodule is thyroid cancer

By Tomer Davidov, M.D. Thyroid nodules, or abnormal growths on the thyroid gland, are a common condition, especially among older adults and women. While most nodules...

Solutions 6/7: Divesting habits and investments

By Huck Fairman Fierce thunder storms pounded Princeton. Across the country hundreds of tornados battered Texas, Oklahoma, and most mid-western states, and on to Pennsylvania and...

Letter to the Editor: Restore comprehensive civics education

To the Editor: Our next election to choose the President of the United States is on Nov. 3, 2020. President Trump intends to run for...

The State We’re In 5/31: Camden, nature, and Walt Whitman

By: Michele S. Byers “A foot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading...

Solutions 5/24: Triumph Brewery serves up Princeton’s Climate Action Plan

By Huck Fairman For those thirsty for knowledge in the Sciences, Triumph Brewery served up another evening of information about our physical world, as part...

The State We’re In 5/24: Local foods and dairy farms

By Michele S. Byers Dairy farming has always been a tough occupation. Dairy farmers work long days, milking twice a day in all seasons and every...

Health Matters 5/24: Talk to your doctor about uterine fibroids  

By Shyama S. Mathews, M.D.  Uterine fibroids affect up to 80 percent of American women, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Although they...

Health Matter 5/17: When it comes to digestive problems, women are more sensitive

By: Kristina N. Katz, M.D. The National Institutes of Health estimates that up to 70 million Americans are living with digestive disorders, such as acid...

Solutions 5/17: Cars and our climate crisis

By Huck Fairman “If all emissions worldwide were stopped now, we would still have 100 years of warming, because of all the heat and carbon...

The State We’re In 5/17: New Jersey’s rail trails

By Michele S. Byers Back in the heyday of New Jersey’s railroads in the 1800s, train lines transported everything from iron ore to peaches to...

Solutions 5/10: Secondary repercussions and individual responses to global warming

By Huck Fairman It has been widely reported that a majority of Americans now acknowledge that global warming is real, and is caused by humans....
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