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A Vineland family was recently shocked to find a scorpion in their house. The scorpion, usually found in warmer climates, apparently crawled into their luggage during a vacation in Costa Rica and came back with them to New Jersey. It was removed without incident by local animal control officers.

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Tripod Rock, an enormous boulder balanced precariously atop three tiny rocks, has been called “Morris County’s Stonehenge.” Geologists say the amazing rock formation was created when glaciers plowed through the area over 18,000 years ago, although local lore offers the alternative theory tha…

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It’s the nation’s most densely populated state, with the most Superfund sites, and sometimes called Cancer Alley! This state we’re in faces many environmental challenges, including air pollution, threats to clean drinking water and sprawl.

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If New Jersey were to have a “people’s park,” it would be Liberty State Park in Jersey City – 1,200 acres of land and water along the Hudson River waterfront with sweeping views of the New York City skyline, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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Spotted lanternflies are invading from Pennsylvania into eight New Jersey counties! Fortunately for New Jersey Christmas tree farmers - and Christmas tree lovers - these alien pests don’t like the taste of evergreens.

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Just in time for the holidays, the state of New Jersey announced plans to permanently preserve the nearly 1,400-acre “Holly Farm” property in Millville and Maurice River Township, Cumberland County.

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If you’re like me, you may have a case of “weather whiplash” from the wildly fluctuating temperatures.

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Autumn is here, and the leaves will soon be down. Time for a massive yard cleanup, right?

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Imagine two light bulbs side by side. One is a 12-watt LED bulb and the other is traditional 60-watt incandescent. When the switch is flipped, the two bulbs glow with the same amount of light. But the LED bulb uses 75-80 percent less energy. This means lower electric bills and less pollution.

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The signs said it all: “There’s no Planet B.” “The world is changing, why aren’t we?” “Our home is on fire.” “I would be in school if the planet was more cool.”

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The land conservation community in New Jersey was stunned five years ago when the private, for-profit PennEast pipeline company announced plans to build a gas pipeline across miles of preserved open space and farmland in Hunterdon and Mercer counties.

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Your yard may be your neighbors’ envy … beautifully landscaped and well maintained. But if it’s full of non-native plants, to birds it’s a parched desert.

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Many things improve with age, like wines, cheeses, friendships, antiques and leather boots. How about forests?

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It’s hard to be optimistic in the face of climate change. For instance, just this past week we learned that July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. And rapidly melting glaciers in Greenland are adding billions of gallons to sea level rise, and wildfires are burning out of control …

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At New Jersey’s freshwater lakes and reservoirs, summer usually means long days of swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, wading, water-skiing, rafting and paddle-boarding.

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The Dust Bowl of the 1930s was one of the worst man-made disasters in our history. Due to poor farming practices and many years of drought, topsoil in the southern plains turned to dust and blew away. Failed crops and dead farm animals led to the hunger and misery of the Great Depression.

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Anyone who’s planted “garden variety” morning glories knows how easily they grow. These showy annuals climb like crazy and produce lots of seeds. New plants pop up year after year and are almost unstoppable!