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Saturday, February 16, 2019

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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]
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]
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]
Peregrine Falcon

The fastest animal on Earth making a comeback in New Jersey

JEN URSILLO / NEW JERSEY 101.5 - Peregrine falcon populations declined drastically across much of the United States due to the widespread [go to article]

nj environment news, bald eagle

Do you live in bald eagle heaven? NJ counts 200 nests

DINO FLAMMIA / NJ 101.5 - For the first time on record, a count of bald eagles in New Jersey has spotted more than 200 nest sites [go to article]
bobcat

Opinion: Protecting wildlife sustains us all

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Visit the Pine Barrens in summer and hear a chorus of Pine Barrens tree frogs, watch northern pine snakes [go to article]

The insect apocalypse is here

BROOKE JARVIS / NY TIMES - Sune Boye Riis was on a bike ride with his youngest son, enjoying the sun slanting over the fields and woodlands [go to article]

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