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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...

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”...

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: Vote ‘Yes’ on Dec. 10 school referendum

To the Editor, I am writing to urge Hillsborough residents to vote “Yes” on the Dec. 10 school referendum. This is a bond referendum for very...
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...
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