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Thursday, March 21, 2019



In A.C., farmers talk climate change

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The predicted effects of a warming planet on Garden State farmers are grim: crop failures, plant diseases and an influx of pests [go to article]
American lotus

Nearly 60 percent of NJ’s native plants are rare or endangered

DINO FLAMMIA / NJ 101.5 - A good portion of the Garden State's natural heritage is just a chance event or construction project away from being gone forever [go to article]
Diamondback terrapin turtle

Turtle-smuggling ex-journalist admits poaching thousands of protected terrapins from New Jersey marshes

AP / NJ.COM - A Pennsylvania man and former reporter has pleaded guilty to trafficking protected turtles [go to article]
Hunterdon Land Trust open space

Hunterdon Land Trust reaches milestone with open-space project in Bethlehem Twp

HUNTERDON LAND TRUST - Ninety-eight acres of mostly pristine, verdant forest untouched by churning plow or digging backhoe, and undisturbed by hungry deer [go to article]

Environmentalists raise concerns about salting roads during winter months

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - New Jersey commuters won’t soon forget the snowstorm that stalled the northern part of the state on Nov. 15 last year. Just a few inches of snow [go to article]
water drop

DEP says EPA didn’t consider many health risks when approving PFAS replacements

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey scientists are accusing the federal government of failing to consider many health risks posed by a group of chemicals [go to article]
Apple tree

This hard apple cider farm just got a sweet $788K deal from N.J.

ROB JENNINGS / NJ.COM - Fans of hard apple cider just got a big boost courtesy of a 2004 state law aimed at protecting the environment [go to article]
deer, wildlife, new jersey environment news

What to do about all the deer in North Jersey?

OWEN PROCTOR and LINDSEY KELLEHER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - They chew up shrubbery and destroy forest habitats. They spread Lyme disease and leap unexpectedly [go to article]
Produce at the HLT farmers market in Flemington, NJ

Opinion: Interested in farming? Talk to the experts.

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - It’s the quintessential American dream: find some land and start a farm. Generations of farm families [go to article]

Panel OKs spending bill that boosts role of nonprofits in preservation projects

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Lawmakers appear to have settled on a mechanism for allocating constitutionally dedicated funds to preserve open space [go to article]

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