Tag: Michele S. Byers

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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