Archive for July 2022

New report highlights threats of ‘neonics’ to birds

By Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director Sixty years ago, Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book, Silent Spring, detailed the devastating impacts of the pesticide DDT on bird populations. DDT was especially harmful to species at the top of the food chain, like bald eagles, whose egg shells became so thin that they cracked in nests before chicks could…

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The Garden State’s most wonderful time of the year

By Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director For those who love fresh produce – delicious Jersey tomatoes, peaches, blueberries, corn and much more – it’s the most wonderful time of the year. New Jersey’s farm stands and farmers markets are packed with just-picked fruits, veggies and herbs – the mouth-watering stuff we can only dream of in…

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Correcting injustice in exposure to pollution

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director Many New Jersey residents are lucky enough to live in places where they can breathe clean air and drink clean, healthy water. But many others are not, especially those in low-income and minority neighborhoods, which have more than their fair share of polluting industries like incinerators and power generating plants.…

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Where are NJ’s biggest trees?

George Washington slept under one. Lenape chiefs met with New Jersey’s first governor under another. Barefoot country folk pulled on shoes in the shade of yet another before entering church. Famous New Jersey poet Joyce Kilmer was inspired by one. Another is named after movie character Forrest Gump. You guessed it – they’re all large,…

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