Author Archives: Larry Jones

Birding in the Delaware River and Bay of New Jersey

New Jersey has many areas across the state that offer unique birding experiences. The real New Jersey is much different from the image of New Jersey that is conveyed through television and media. The Delaware River and Bay of New Jersey offer a wide array of bird habitats and natural areas. There are approximately 299 […]

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Should you stop burning wood in your fireplace?

For many years, burning wood in a fireplace was the one of the only ways to heat a house. Sitting by a wood fire seems cozy and may stir memories in many of us. In recent years though, wood has been shown to have detrimental effects on health and the environment. Health hazards When you […]

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How Geothermal Heating and Cooling Work

With so many renewable energy solutions becoming more mainstream, you may have heard about geothermal heating and cooling. Another term for geothermal heating and cooling is ground source heating and cooling. Basically, when you heat or cool with geothermal, you are heating or cooling with dirt. Basic information The ground under our feet is warmer […]

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How a Passive Solar House Works

A house intended to take advantage of the solar heat streaming through a window is actively saving energy. The passive solar house can be designed to work hard in every season to maintain a comfortable temperature. Passive solar houses typically exhibit large openings to the south and small openings to the north. A passive solar […]

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Five Amazing New Jersey Hikes

New Jersey has a wide array of nature refuges and recreational areas throughout the state. If you are looking for an amazing New Jersey hike, check out some of these trails located in different regions of the Garden State. The amazing hikes listed here offer something for every type of hiker, from history buff to […]

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How New Jersey’s Solar Incentives Can Help Pay for your Solar Installation

As one of the country’s leaders in solar energy, New Jersey home and business owners are in a prime location to access state support for solar installation. New Jersey’s aggressive incentive and rebate programs have led to the installation of thousands of solar rooftops, including some of the largest in North America. Here, you can […]

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Five Great Parks in New Jersey

Wonderful parks abound in the state of New Jersey. Choosing from the long list of parks can be overwhelming and confusing. Here you can find a list of five great parks to check out when you want to venture out in different regions of New Jersey. Historic Whitesbog Village – Historic cranberry bog A historic […]

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Birdwatching near New Jersey’s Delaware River

Birdwatching near New Jersey’s Delaware River offers a unique experience. First, let’s talk about the area: the Delaware River Region of New Jersey includes multiple counties. There are state parks located within these counties that offer access to birdwatching in this region. Areas to research for birdwatching: Delaware Water Gap and Valley Walpack Fish and […]

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Alternative Energy Source Pros and Cons

Alternative Power Source Benefits and Drawbacks Source: Flickr As a result of increasing international power usage and the probable exhaustion of the world’s non-renewable power resource, methods of exploring as well as utilizing different power sources are being available all around the world.  This is especially important in developing countries that might be able to […]

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Sustainable tourism in Hanoi, Vietnam

A zip line tourist in Hanoi, Vietnam Source: Flickr Founded in 1010, in 1954 Hanoi ended up being the official capital of independent Vietnam. A tranquil city of lakes with leafy boulevards, Hanoi exists at the heart of the northern Red Stream Delta and also in some way mirrors a European feel. Particularly the streets […]

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