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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Wildlife

Saltmarsh Sparrow, Cape May

Endangered sparrows are facing extinction with future sea-level rise

CHRISSY SEXTON / EARTH.COM - A new study from the Oxford University Press is warning that some species of sparrows will vanish before the end of this century [go to article]
George Washington Bridge, Hudson River

Hudson river shows signs of rebound after decades as New York’s sewer

OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - New York’s Hudson river, once known as America’s Rhine in a nod to the famous European waterway, played a pivotal role [go to article]
black bear

NJ DEP doesn’t want you to know where the bears are

RICHARD COWEN / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Where are all the bears? You may want to know, but the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection [go to article]
Upland Sandpiper

Endangered birds may be evicted from Atlantic City airport

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - For 15 years, two state-protected bird species have called Atlantic City International Airport home: the endangered [go to article]
Kestrel

A little help for New Jersey’s kestrels

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - If you build it, they will come. That’s the hope for new nesting boxes for American kestrels, whose populations [go to article]
deer, wildlife, new jersey environment news

Zombie deer disease is spreading across the country. N.J. may not be able to...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - An infectious disease has plagued deer across the country, leaving the animals with holes in their brains and emaciated bodies [go to article]
Harbor Seal, Keyport

It’s seal season! Everything to know about these blubbery beasts’ N.J. vacation

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Freezing water and colder winds keep most New Jerseyans away from the Shore during the winter months. After all, who wants [go to article]
bee swarm, new jersey environment

We have a new global tally of the insect apocalypse. It’s alarming.

BRIAN RESNICK / VOX - Insects are the most abundant animals on planet Earth. If you were to put them all together into one creepy-crawly mass, they’d outweigh [go to article]
Osprey chick

New Jersey saw record-setting number of ospreys in 2018

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Once severely endangered, the number of ospreys in New Jersey continues to increase [go to article]
nj environment news, bald eagle

NJ’s bald eagles are making a comeback with help from conservationists

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Bald eagles are New Jersey’s early birds. In the chill of winter, they’re the first to build nests [go to article]

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