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Opinion: Preserving open space protects NJ’s rare plants and animals

Opinion: Preserving open space protects NJ’s rare plants and animals

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - A red-shouldered hawk soars above ridges and valleys. A showy lady’s slipper orchid blooms deep [go to article]

Era of ‘biological annihilation’ is underway, scientists warn

Era of ‘biological annihilation’ is underway, scientists warn

TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG / NEW YORK TIMES - From the common barn swallow to the exotic giraffe, thousands of animal species are in precipitous decline [go to article]

Honeybees dying at greater rate in New Jersey

Honeybees dying at greater rate in New Jersey

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Nearly half the honeybees in New Jersey die off each year, significantly outpacing the national average [go to article]

Thousands of stranded horseshoe crabs reportedly rescued along N.J. bay

Thousands of stranded horseshoe crabs reportedly rescued along N.J. bay

BILL GALLO JR. / NJ.COM - Volunteers have saved thousands of horseshoe crabs from what would have been a sure death [go to article]

As oceans warm, marine life and people who depend on it, struggle to adapt

As oceans warm, marine life and people who depend on it, struggle to adapt

NICHOLAS KUSNETZ / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - The oceans are warming at rapid clip, and many marine creatures are shifting their ranges [go to article]

Environmentalists warn of bumblebee’s extinction after Trump halts regulations

Environmentalists warn of bumblebee’s extinction after Trump halts regulations

OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - Donald Trump has been accused of targeting Muslims, media outlets and even department stores [go to article]

First US bumblebee species listed as endangered after numbers plummet

First US bumblebee species listed as endangered after numbers plummet

THE GUARDIAN / REUTERS - The rusty patched bumblebee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once familiar to much of North America, was listed [go to article]

Fish seek cooler waters, leaving some fishermen’s nets empty

Fish seek cooler waters, leaving some fishermen’s nets empty

ERICA GOODE / NEW YORK TIMES - There was a time when whiting were plentiful in the waters of Rhode Island Sound, and Christopher Brown [go to article]

Wind and solar aren’t crawling into a hole just yet

Wind and solar aren’t crawling into a hole just yet

MARK DRAJEM and ARI NATTER / BLOOMBERG - Renewable energy is not dead yet. An auction for the rights to build a wind farm offshore [go to article]

How warming is threatening the genetic diversity of species

How warming is threatening the genetic diversity of species

JIM ROBBINS / YALE ENVIRONMENT 360 - The meltwater stonefly has adapted to a very specific and extreme niche — the cold, clear water that pours off [go to article]

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