Rare Blue Moon Tonight (It’s not what you think)

It only comes around once in a….

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Least Bittern Meet Common Gallinule

The Least Bittern and Common Gallinule that have been seen hanging out in the DeKorte marshes the past couple weeks made a joint appearance Thursday. They’re not exactly best buddies, keeping their distance a bit. But could this be the start of a wonderful friendship? Thanks to Greg Miller for (Read more...)

Enjoy Some Music By The Riverside!

Friday, Aug. 7, 7:30 – 9 pm River Barge Park, Carlstadt Relax beside the Hackensack River at our beautiful River Barge Park in Carlstadt. Watch the sun set while you listen to the sweet sounds of guitar and flute waft on the breeze. Jazz guitarist Rick Pressler and multi-instrumentalist Ken (Read more...)

Judge denies stay in Exxon-NJ deal; will rule in weeks

The Christie administration and ExxonMobil Corp. on Thursday urged a state judge to approve a settlement New Jersey has reached with the oil giant over contamination claims, arguing the accord would bring much-needed resolution to a decade of litigation, Andrew Seidman reports for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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EPA proposing a modified cleanup plan for Shieldalloy site

Below is the full text of a news release from Region 2 of the USEPA announcing proposed changes to the current cleanup plan for the Shieldalloy site in Newfield and Vineland, NJ. It also contains information about an August 12 public hearing on the modified plan. 
(New York, N.Y. – July 30, (Read more...)

Can Somerset County Attract Millennials?

A report from a studio class at the Bloustein School examines Somerset County’s opportunities to attract Millennials.

Thoughtful Thursday: Bison and the Lakota

 [Bison, a big bull, left, and a cow. Rutting is starting. Custer State Park, SD, July 29, 2015. Click to enlarge photos.]

[The modern white man’s view.]

[Crazy Horse Memorial, SD, July 29, 2015.  Breathtaking.  On private land, with private (non-federal, non-state) funds. When completed, (Read more...)

Governors of Transit-Dependent States Don’t Seem to Get It

According to Census journey-to-work data, 27 percent of New York State commuters, and 11 percent of New Jersey commuters, use public transportation to get to work each day. That makes New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor…

Christie Administration Announces Applications Are Available for 2015 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards

The 2015 application for the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards program is now available. Leaders in New Jersey’s environmental, academic, business, science, government, non-profit and youth sectors are encouraged to showcase their environmental accomplishments by submitting a nomination for consideration this year.

Spinning the Story In The Headline

Dangerous Myths Propagated In Bad Headlines A quick nitpickity but important note on a journalism issue, raised by the headline in the Newsworks story on the controversial NJ Natural Gas pipeline hearing – and a revision thereto. Good headline writing is an art, and it plays a critical role in catching (Read more...)