Archive for September 2020

Environmental justice: Clean and green in every community

Growing up in Camden, Olivia Carpenter Glenn suffered from asthma and allergies. She wasn’t alone: many of her family members, friends and neighbors also had respiratory ailments, a result of breathing the polluted air in their industrial city. Respiratory health issues were so common in Camden that Olivia gave them little thought until her freshman…

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Fulfilling a dream for Liberty State Park

Liberty State Park in Jersey City – the state’s most popular park, with over 5 million annual visitors – has been called New Jersey’s Central Park. But it has something Central Park doesn’t: spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. This state…

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The timeless tale of monarch butterfly migration

Do you ever read through old newspapers and notice that sometimes the topic and perspective are still pretty current and fresh? So much has changed in the world in recent decades, but our fascination with nature is timeless! Please enjoy the following column written 34 years ago by Dave Moore, the former executive director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation,…

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NJ’s other shore

When you hear “down the shore” in New Jersey, you probably think of the Atlantic coast beaches. But this state we’re in has another coast: 52 miles of shoreline along the Delaware Bay in Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties. This other coast along the Delaware Bayshore has a slow and relaxed pace. It’s a…

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