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Dear EarthTalk: Coastal areas here in the U.S. have taken a real beating in recent years due to natural disasters that many would argue are due to changing climate. What’s being done to safeguard these communities for when, say, the next Katrina hits? — Helen Kelman, Troy, NY

Christie Signs Public Worker Benefits Law

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has signed a controversial bill into law, which requires public workers to pay more for the pension and health care benefits. The bill received bipartisan support in the Legislature, but a majority of Democratic lawmakers joined union leaders in opposition to the changes.