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Migrating birds from the tropics returning to New Jersey

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," according to a Chinese proverb. But in the avian world,...

‘We need both natural lands and playgrounds, sports fields’

In calling for the "preservation" of "half" of New Jersey's land (, Jay Watson and the New Jersey Conservation...

An ‘ode’ to New Jersey’s dragonflies and damselflies

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation If you're near a pond, stream, or marsh on a...

Depression and suicide risk can intensify in spring and summer

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Intense symptoms for individuals with depression are commonly associated with the winter...

An urgent call to preserve half of New Jersey’s land

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation New Jersey is not only the nation's most densely populated...

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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...

Letter to the Editor: Thank you from McCarter Theatre Center

To the Editor: On behalf of McCarter Theatre Center, we want to thank all who helped to make our Gala on Saturday, May 4, such...

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....

The State We’re In 5/10: Microplastics: invisible threat

By Michele S. Byers The South Branch of the Raritan River is one of central New Jersey’s prettiest waterways. It winds through mostly rural and...

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