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Op-ed: A straightforward way to grow New Jersey, protect our future

Op-ed: A straightforward way to grow New Jersey, protect our future

PETER KASABACH / NJ SPOTLIGHT - start a lot of presentations stating this simple fact: “New Jersey is the most developed state in the nation.” [go to article]

Opinion: GMO labeling is not in our best interests

Opinion: GMO labeling is not in our best interests

GAL HOCHMAN and DAVID ZILBERMAN / THE RECORD - We were bemused by the recent column of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (“No reason [go to article]

Moments of grace on the GMO front

Moments of grace on the GMO front

SHARON ABERCROMBIE / NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER - Rebelling against genetically modified foods can happen in a variety of ways. Whether it involves speaking [go to article]

Privatization bill threatens clean water

NJ SIERRA CLUB - The New Jersey Sierra Club is concerned with new legislation S2412, the Water Infrastructure Protection Act. This legislation would authorize [go to article]

Illegal off-road vehicles destroy wildlife habitats

DON TORINO / WILD NEW JERSEY - The preservation and protection of open space and wildlife habitat have always been dear to [go to article]

Politics and Policy

Voters to decide future of open space funding

CLARE MARIE CELANO / SUBURBAN - The future of funding for environmental programs in the state will be determined in the upcoming election [go to article]

Surprising turn in Pinelands pipeline battle

Surprising turn in Pinelands pipeline battle

DAVID O'REILLY / PHILLY.COM - The Senate Judiciary Committee's decision last week to hold up Gov. Christie's two nominations to the Pinelands Commission [go to article]

Measure would mandate smart-growth policies in town master plans

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Should New Jersey towns be required to incorporate smart-growth policies and storm resiliency projects into their municipal [go to article]

After legal battle, a fight over settlement

SCOTT FALLON / THE RECORD - A coalition of environmental groups and a congressman are urging the Christie administration to use a $190 million [go to article]

Land Preservation

N.J. offers to buy 19 flood-prone homes in Pompton Lakes

JOHN O'BOYLE / STAR-LEDGER - The state has offered to buy 19 flood-prone homes in Pompton Lakes through its Blue Acres Program [go to article]

New Jersey voters asked to approve open space fund

GEOFF MULVIHILL / AP / MODESTO BEE - Voters in New Jersey are being asked for the 14th time since 1961 to approve [go to article]

Plumsted: County helps to preserve township land

MESSENGER-PRESS - The 167-acre tract of land near Long Swamp Road has met the criteria of the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund [go to article]

Donation adds 50 acres to Tewskbury preserve

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Jennifer Johnson Duke loves the scenic landscapes of her hometown: the peaceful green valleys, the rolling hills [go to article]

Food & Farming

Hunterdon Land Trust offers historic farm tour at Oct. 19 farmers’ market

HUNTERDON LAND TRUST - Enjoy a stroll around the Dvoor Farm and learn about its history [go to article]

World Environment
Water Resources

Feds to pour another $75m into New Jersey’s drinking-water, sewage-treatment systems

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The federal government is funneling another $74 million to New Jersey to help finance improvements to water projects [go to article]

Energy

Energy efficiency key to reducing consumption, cutting bills, report says

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In many ways, trends in the energy sector are increasingly positive for consumers, according to [go to article]

Pollution

Troubled Fenimore landfill’s tax lien up for sale, owner could lose the property

LOUIS C. HOCHMAN / NJ.COM - The owner of the troubled Fenimore landfill lost control of the site more than a year [go to article]

Wildlife

Big brown bats in N.J. thrive as smaller cousins decline

JAMES M. O’NEILL / THE RECORD - While New Jersey’s little brown bat population, ravaged by a fungal disease, continues to slip toward likely extinction [go to article]

Coast & Ocean

Steel wall in Mantoloking, Brick, almost complete

JEAN MIKLE / APP.COM - A 3.5-mile steel barrier intended to protect Route 35 and oceanfront homes is 75 percent complete, Department of [go to article]

Highlands

Nordstrom named executive director of N.J. Highlands Council by 11-1 vote

BEN HOROWITZ / NJ.COM - By an 11-1 vote, the New Jersey Highlands Council on Thursday evening appointed Margaret Nordstrom, its deputy director [go to article]

Parks & Public Lands

Grand vision for Water Gap park

BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NJ HERALD - With the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area [go to article]

Planning

COAH’s attempt to adopt new rules for affordable housing goes nowhere fast

COLLEEN O'DEA / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing's inability yesterday to adopt new rules governing the construction [go to article]

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