Conservation for the Sake of Our Children Is Far More Important than Mere Cost

December 12th, 2011

By Dan Miller Green stuff is scarce and is too important to waste. According to this article, Last week, the Navy signed a contract with two biofuel companies to purchase 450,000 gallons of advanced biofuels at $12 million to assist in President Obama’s goal to establish a domestic biofuels industry and to advance it in […]

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Saving Grace

October 7th, 2011

By Jan Barry Saving a corner of the Earth in its natural state is increasingly hard work. It takes many hands and, often, many organizations. So it was that, the other day, an eclectic crowd of people gathered beside a forest-fringed lake about 38 miles northwest of New York City, to celebrate the latest conservation […]

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Tis the Season

December 22nd, 2009

By Jan Barry Swan cygnet, Monksville Reservoir, Long Pond Iron Works State Park, West Milford, NJ (Photo from Wild Life by Jan Barry) A snowstorm has turned this area of New Jersey into a sparkling winter landscape. The rumble of highway traffic and freight and commuter trains that surround the village of South Bound Brook […]

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National Defense: Saving the Environment

August 18th, 2009

One of the biggest forces of destruction of the natural world are military actions in wars and training exercises, such as extensive explosions at bombing ranges and pollution of groundwater from leaking gasoline storage tanks, chemical and nuclear wastes. Imagine if “national defense” missions were reconfigured to fully focus on saving the environment that sustains […]

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Energy Conservation: Challenges, Rewards

January 12th, 2009

Imagine a light bulb wearing a sweater. That’s the clever image Time magazine displayed to illustrate its current cover story about energy efficiency. That’s a catchy way to call attention to what the newsweekly describes as “those pigtailed compact fluorescent lightbulbs that use 75% less power than traditional bulbs.” And that’s the kind of idea […]

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