Tag: Michele S. Byers

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

Dreaming of a Green Spring?

By Michele S. Byers January is named for Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings and transitions. Just as the two-faced Janus looks ahead as well as behind, so can...

January 11, 2013 | comments

New Year’s Resolutions for New Jersey’s Environment

By Michele S. Byers It’s that time again! We all resolve at New Year’s to get in shape, eat healthier, read more, get organized, volunteer for good causes, and a...

January 4, 2013 | comments

Storms Could Benefit Forest Biodiversity

By Michele S. Byers After more than three centuries of repeated cutting for timber, firewood, charcoal and conversion to rocky pastures, the forests in New Jersey’s Highlands (in northwestern New...

December 14, 2012 | comments

Keep the Preservation Pipeline Flowing

By Michele S. Byers We New Jersey­ans are an enthusiastic bunch when it comes to preserving land. Thirteen times since 1961, our state’s residents have voted “yes” on Green Acres...

December 7, 2012 | comments

Winter Farmers Markets Take Root

By Michele S. Byers Now that cold weather is upon us, are you yearning for the fresh produce and local foods you enjoyed all summer at your local farmers market?...

November 30, 2012 | comments

Slow-moving Waves of Sand

By Michele S. Byers We like to think of the land under our feet – and our houses – as solid. But that’s just not the case on New Jersey’s...

November 26, 2012 | comments

Blowin’ in the Wind

By Michele S. Byers How many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see?   When Bob Dylan wrote that line in “Blowin’ in the Wind”...

November 16, 2012 | comments

Vampires in your Home!

By Michele S. Byers Vampires are popular lately, thanks in part to the Twilight series and the revival of Dark Shadows. With Halloween coming, there undoubtedly will be hordes of...

October 26, 2012 | comments

Keeping the Farmer in the Garden State

By Michele S. Byers New Jersey is doing a wonderful job preserving our state’s highly fertile farmland. In fact, the permanent preservation of the 200,000th acre of farmland was just...

October 19, 2012 | comments

Natural Lands Grow Greenbacks

By Michele S. Byers We know how to exploit land and natural resources; it’s what we humans do. But leaving land and resources alone can make money, too, and a...

October 12, 2012 | comments

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