Tag: Michele S. Byers

Handy Hints to Help Us Breathe Easier

By Michele S. Byers The quality of the air we breathe is often beyond our control. It’s a given that prevailing winds pick up pollutants from coal-burning power plants in...

June 7, 2012 | comments

Go Slow: Enjoy Local Foods Available in Markets and Farmstands

By Michele S. Byers “Slow Food” does not mean Crock-Pot cooking! Slow Food is a lifestyle choice, not a culinary technique, and its focus is on eating local and seasonal...

June 1, 2012 | comments

‘Spill Spotters’ Needed to Keep Eyes on the Water

By Michele S. Byers After the devastation of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago, many New Jerseyans wondered whether our state’s waters would be next. Although...

May 24, 2012 | comments

The Time is Now to Watch Wildlife in New Jersey 

By Michele S. Byers When it comes to wildlife, New Jersey is well positioned. Not only does the Garden State have highly diverse geography – from the mountains of the...

May 18, 2012 | comments

Escaping Technology, Preserving The Timeless

By Michele S. Byers According to English poet John Donne, “No man is an island, entire of itself.” Art and Nan Kellam bought an uninhabited island off the coast of...

April 28, 2012 | comments

Petula Clark Was Right About Downtowns!

By Michele S. Byers   DOES THE PROSPECT of paying $5 per gallon for gasoline make you wish you could walk instead? If so, a recent Monmouth University poll shows...

April 13, 2012 | comments

Politics Trumps Water Protection In Highlands

By Michele S. Byers “THURSDAY NIGHT MASSACRE, kangaroo court, gutless, nasty, dirty politics, and Soviet style governance” are just a few of the terms being used to describe the actions...

March 23, 2012 | comments

Celebrating 75 Years of Ducks Unlimited

By Michele S. Byers DUCKS UNLIMITED CELEBRATES its 75th anniversary this year, and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about its work. Ducks Unlimited too often “flies under the radar,”...

March 16, 2012 | comments

Stink Bugs Remind Us Of Why Invasives Stink

By Michele S. Byers Ask any biologist and they’ll tell you that invasive species stink. In the case of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, they really mean it! Chances are...

February 24, 2012 | comments

Governor’s Veto A Win For Agriculture

  By Michele S. Byers   IT’S A SAD reality that preserved farmland and open space need saving over and over again.  Though secured from housing sprawl development, New Jersey’s...

January 20, 2012 | comments

Open Space Pays In Many Ways

By Michele S. Byers A newly-released study backs what open space advocates have long known:  preserving land bolsters both the economy and the environment. Southwick Associates, a consulting firm specializing...

October 28, 2011 | comments

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