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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Wildlife

black bear

New Jersey’s bear hunt nearing end, 185 killed so far

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT / AP - New Jersey's black bear hunt is entering its final two days [go to article]
Goldfinch

New Jersey may lose its state bird to climate change, environmental report says

RODRIGO TORREJON and ALEXIS SHANES / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey is in danger of losing its state bird — the goldfinch — during the summer [go to article]
Red-Tailed Hawk

Hawks badly burned by new Meadowlands landfill flame; gas flare installed without barrier

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A system that burns landfill gas to reduce noxious fumes from a Meadowlands dumping ground has had an unintended [go to article]
Corn snake

Poachers and habitat loss are endangering these N.J. snakes. This professor works to keep...

AVALON ZOPPO / NJ.COM - Deep in the Pine Barrens, poachers can wander for hours at a time. Their eyes scan the forest floor for dull orange [go to article]
piping plover

NJ joins court fight to stop Trump Administration from weakening wildlife protections

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the second time in a week, New Jersey is joining with other states to challenge the Trump administration’s latest rollback [go to article]
nj environment news, bald eagle

Bald eagles continue to soar in New Jersey with record numbers in 2019

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - On the verge of being wiped out 40 years ago, bald eagles have made a remarkable comeback in New Jersey, with record numbers [go to article]
Saltmarsh Sparrow, Cape May

Blame climate change – and maybe rats – if this Jersey shorebird goes extinct

SEBASTIAN ECHEVERRI / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - For one of New Jersey’s most extraordinary birds, climate change means much more than stronger storms [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly quarantine extends to 8 N.J. counties

DINO FLAMMIA / NJ 101.5 - Residents and businesses in eight New Jersey counties are now being told to be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species [go to article]
Bobwhite quail

Bobwhite quail set for bigger return to New Jersey

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It’s looking like the northern bobwhite quail may get another chance to come back in New Jersey [go to article]
Peregrine Falcon

What Trump administration’s changes to Endangered Species Act could mean for New Jersey

ALEXIS SHANES / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The federal Endangered Species Act has helped foster the return of peregrine falcons, bald eagles and osprey to New Jersey [go to article]

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