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Opinion: If N.J. should divest from guns, why not from fossil fuels?

TINA WEISHAUS / NJ SPOTLIGHT - I applaud the recent support by Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney for divesting the New Jersey public pension [go to article]
heat wave, new jersey

Editorial: Ground zero for climate change – New Jersey

STAR-LEDGER - July was the hottest month since they began keeping records at the dawn of the industrial emissions era, and we see the dire consequences every day [go to article]
Climate Strike, There is no planet B

Editorial: Global warming is already here. Denying it is unforgivable.

GLOBAL WARMING is already here, striking substantial regions of the United States with increasing severity [go to article]
Oysters, NJ environment news

Editorial: Efforts with scallops and oysters paying off in NJ

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Fisheries management has provided a model for how people can adjust their impact on the natural world to benefit themselves [go to article]
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Opinion: By building the nation’s largest project, N.J. shows it knows how to do...

CURTIS FISHER and ERIC STILES / STAR-LEDGER - New Jersey residents are experiencing a fundamental altering of the natural world caused by the climate crisis [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

Opinion: N.J. should ban all single-use bags – both paper and plastic – business...

LINDA DOHERTY / STAR-LEDGER - The New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) is the only statewide business organization supporting a ban on both paper and plastic [go to article]

Opinion: Booker plan uses nature to slow climate change

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - It’s hard to be optimistic in the face of climate change. For instance, just this past week we learned [go to article]
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Editorial: DuPont rallies ‘round the flag in N.J. pollution case

SOUTH JERSEY TIMES - What’s so patriotic about messing up New Jersey’s air, water and land, even if some of that was done in the service of aiding U.S. forces [go to article]
Algae, cyanobacteria

DEP commissioner: Here’s why it’s harmful to swim in some of N.J.’s most popular...

CATHERINE R. MCCABE / STAR-LEDGER - There’s been a lot of attention lately to the harmful algal blooms that have erupted in some of New Jersey’s favorite lakes [go to article]
Farm, New Jersey Environment News

Opinion: Protect soils to safeguard food supply

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - The Dust Bowl of the 1930s was one of the worst man-made disasters in our history. Due to poor farming practices [go to article]

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