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Thursday, June 21, 2018

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fox

Petition to stop state’s killing of red foxes on Jersey beach nears 80K signatures

CAITLYN STULPIN / NJ.COM - Residents of Brigantine speculated for years about the state's role in the dwindling numbers of their beloved unofficial mascots, the red fox [go to article]
Bobwhite quail

This unique restoration project has been successful. Will the state expand it?

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, bobwhite quail are slowly returning to New Jersey. The birds, sometimes called a firebird [go to article]
fox

State says fox killing necessary to protect piping plover

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Residents of Brigantine Island are rallying against the state killing foxes in the North Brigantine Natural Area [go to article]
Red Knot banding, New Jersey wildlife

Climate change is becoming a top threat to biodiversity

CHELSEA HARVEY / E&E NEWS / SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - Climate change will be the fastest-growing cause of species loss in the Americas by midcentury [go to article]
Oysters, NJ environment news

Oyster populations could be restored in New York, if only people would stop poaching...

H. CLAIRE BROWN / NEW FOOD ECONOMY - “Americans have a passion for oysters, which they eat at all hours, even in the streets,” wrote Moreau de St. Mery [go to article]
snowy owl

Snowy owl hotspot in N.J. at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

ELIZABETH FLETCHER / PHILLY.COM - The Snowy Owl sat silently in the marsh grass, its arctic white feathers fluffed up in the brisk winter wind, serenely observing us [go to article]
bobcat

Barrier to bobcats: Conservancy groups purchase land to protect habitat

NEW JERSEY HERALD - The Ridge and Valley Conservancy has teamed up with the Nature Conservacy to purchase 84 acres of intact forest in Hardwick and Blairstown [go to article]
zebra mussel

Combating invasive mussels

NJ HERALD - The U.S. Department of Interior released a report last week highlighting the progress made in the fight against the invasive zebra and quagga mussels [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey, coast

Needs of birds, wants of drivers collide on unspoiled beach

WAYNE PARRY / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - New Jersey's plan to protect threatened shorebirds by taking control of who can drive on a stretch of pristine beach [go to article]
stinkbug, invasive species, new jersey environment

When twenty-six thousand stinkbugs invade your home

KATHRYN SCHULZ / THE NEW YORKER - One October night a few years back, Pam Stone was downstairs watching television with her partner, Paul Zimmerman, when it struck her [go to article]

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