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There’s A Big Leak In America’s Water Tower

Scientists have identified numerous species of fish, insects and other wildlife endangered because of the effects of climate change, but few people seem to realize that humans are among them. The northern arm of the Rocky Mountains is sometimes called…

Robbery victim shot in Rahway

Rahway has experienced a surge in gun violence in recent years that coincides with a failure by police to solve a majority of reported offenses.

RAHWAY — A 33 year old man was shot at about 2:18 a.m. Thursday on the 300 block of Elm Avenue in what appears to be a botched robbery attempt. Police said the victim was walking along the road near the vicinity…

Transit agency is seeking feedback from riders

NEWARK — NJ TRANSIT has kicked off its latest online customer survey as part of its Scorecard initiative, seeking feedback from customers on how the agency is performing and where it can improve to boost customer satisfaction. “We want our customers to know that…

NCDC Releases July Climate Report

The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during June was 69.6°F, 1.1°F above the 20th century average, ranking as the 33rd warmest June in the 120-year period of record. The June national precipitation total was 3.62 inches, 0.69 inch above…

Feds list billion-dollar weather and climate disasters

On August 6, the National Climatic Data Center released updated information on 2013 Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters and several new tools to assist users in analyzing the data. The agency is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).…

Miss America will be Dairy Queen for a day

Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, will visit patients at Children’s Specialized Hospital, giving out free Dairy Queen Blizzards to promote the ice cream company’s Annual Miracle Treat Day, on Thursday, August 14. Since 1989, Miss America titleholders have supported Children’s Miracle…