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  • Pohatcong Native Arboretum
    Pohatcong Native Arboretum
    Located just off of Route 57 in Washington Township, Warren County, New Jersey there is a small and interesting arboretum worth visiting. The four-acre Pohatcong Native Arboretum opened last year after 11 years of planning and planting. It's...
  • Lionfish
    Scuba pros and amateurs make sport of lionfish invasion
    Gladiators had lions to contend with during the “blood sport” games in Ancient Rome. And when you think scuba divers, a sort of modern-day gladiator, you probably think of them contending with sharks, the “Jaws” that rule...
  • Eating invasive species
    Eating invasive species
    How do you get from invasive to sustainable? One way to remove undesirable plants and animals from the environment is to eat them.The Fertile Earth Foundation, which supports sustainable living and sells worms and worm-related products, hosted a...
  • Lionfish Derby
    Conservation and competition in Key Largo: April 2013 Lionfish Derby
    You know you live in Key Largo when… you have participated in a lionfish derby. If you are wondering just what a lionfish derby is, sit tight and read on. If you have no idea what a lionfish even is… well, clearly, you are not from...
  • Ends justify the means
    University discloses grades, discipline against students applying for gun permit
    How’s this for a case of invading privacy and violating constitutional rights on the grounds that the ends justify the means? A university that was scene of a student shooting in 1991 is taking no chances of a repeat performance. So the...
  • TSA to do away with ‘nude body’ scanners by June
    TSA to do away with ‘nude body’ scanners by June
    There goes half the new applications filed by dirty old (and young) men aspiring to become TSA officers because of the lascivious fringe benefits. Those benefits, at least up until yesterday, included the promise of a chance to ogle “nekkid...
  • Common Mallow
    Common mallow commonly annoying
    I’ve mentioned before that weeding can offer it’s own zen moments, the time you can let your mind relax and wander as you ease the weeds out of your garden bed. Providing your garden bed has adequate moisture to allow the ease. However...
  • Melinda and John Deaton
    Woman complains that TSA strip-searched her, handled her feeding tube
    If there is a lesson to be learned from the ordeal of airline passenger Melinda Deaton, it is don’t get sick. Or since that is an eventuality over which we humans have no control, it is don’t fly.If you do, your dignity and—more...
  • Asian carp spread
    Asian Carp knocking at the gateway to the Great Lakes: New report signals alarm
    Asian carp pose substantial environmental risk to the Great Lakes if they become established there, according to a bi-national Canadian and United States risk assessment released today. The crazy, jumping Silver carp has been recorded in multiple...
  • New noninvasive fetal monitoring device developed
    New noninvasive fetal monitoring device developed
    Fetal monitoring has been available for decades. Both external (noninvasive) fetal monitoring and internal (invasive) fetal monitoring is available. Internal fetal monitoring provides more detailed information; however, it is associated with a...
  • Honeysuckle bush limbed up into a small tree
    If you can't get rid of it, then live with it
    The bush honeysuckleis one of themost invasive problems we have in the Bluegrass Regions.Thebush honeysuckle cangrow tobe 6-20 feet tall and just as wide. The branches ofthe bush honeysuckles are generally hairless, thornless, and have a hollow...
  • Water Chesnut
    Boating and aquatic weed problems
    In recent years it seems that boaters have been facing more and more issues that make it harder to enjoy the hobby. Recently Ethanol Fuel issues and rising gas prices have hampered longer trips out. The ever rising costs of the boats themselves...