Tag: Michele S. Byers

Fall in Love with the Pine Barrens

By Michele S. Byers When author John McPhee was researching his book The Pine Barrens in the mid-1960s, nobody knew exactly where this unique region started or ended. Its borders had...

March 22, 2013 | comments

Racing Against Nature’s Deadline

By Michele S. Byers The clock is ticking on beach restorations up and down New Jersey’s coast, but one noteworthy project is facing a deadline imposed by nature rather than...

March 15, 2013 | comments

A Call to Action on Extinction

By Michele S. Byers Almost every 6-year-old has heard of “extinction.” Ask kids about extinct creatures and you will be told in graphic detail about the dinosaurs that once walked the...

March 8, 2013 | comments

The Worm Turns … Waste Into Compost

By Michele S. Byers What’s slimy and wiggly, can live by the hundreds in your home and transform junk mail and food scraps into a rich fertilizer known as “black...

March 1, 2013 | comments

Become a Modern Day Thoreau

By Michele S. Byers Are you eagerly waiting for spring? The first daffodils to bloom … chickadee song … snowdrops and crocuses? You’re not alone! Probably since the dawn of...

February 22, 2013 | comments

Another Fungus Among Us is Attacking NJ Snakes

By Michele S. Byers Ever since the serpent tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden, snakes have suffered from bad PR. Many folks flat-out hate and fear them. Even the...

February 15, 2013 | comments

Hats Off to Environmental Leaders

By Michele S. Byers Abraham Lincoln once said, “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” New Jersey has numerous individuals and organizations more...

February 8, 2013 | comments

Preserved Lands Defend Against Climate Change

By Michele S. Byers When President Obama referred to “our national treasure” during his inauguration speech, he wasn’t talking about the gold in Fort Knox. He was referring to something...

February 1, 2013 | comments

Keep Moratorium on Horseshoe Crab Harvest

By Michele S. Byers Humans weren’t the only ones shaken up when Super Storm Sandy tore through New Jersey last fall. Wind, waves and storm surge resculpted much of the...

January 25, 2013 | comments

Rebuild the Shore Sustainably

By Michele S. Byers For an area with little good news since Super Storm Sandy, it was a symbolic victory last week when the beach town of Belmar drove in...

January 18, 2013 | comments

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