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new jersey environment news, open space preservation

Grants will preserve 230 acres in Hunterdon County

NJ.COM / HUNTERDON COUNTY - The Hunterdon County Freeholders, at their April 3 meeting, approved the preservation of 230 acres of open space in four communities [go to article]
Farm on Delaware River, Warren County, NJ

William Penn Foundation gives $42M to protect Delaware River, bringing total to $100M

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Philadelphia’s William Penn Foundation says it is injecting an additional $42 million into protecting the Delaware River watershed [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]
oil in water, pollution

New Jersey looks to $50m bond issue to fund stormwater management

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may finally be coming up with some financing to tackle one of its most expensive and intractable pollution problems [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

It is consuming crops and swarming Pa. towns. Can N.J. keep this bug away?

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Just across the Delaware River, an invasive bug has been eating its way through farms and swarming towns in Pennsylvania [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]

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