Dear EarthTalk: Some friends of mine were talking about a book called “Plan B” that proposes a plan for rescuing the environment and ending poverty around the world. Is it a realistic plan or just some utopian pipe dream? — Robin Jackson, Richmond, VA
RAHWAY — Recently, a group of Rahway High School students had an opportunity to learn firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust from Lotte Frankel of Cranford, a 99-year-old survivor who was born and schooled in Frankfurt, Germany.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie joined with the governors of Pennsylvania, New York and North Carolina on Friday to urge Congress to set aside politics and pass a bill to fund disaster assistance.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The NBA has indefinitely postponed player training camps for the 2011-12 season because a new collective bargaining agreement has not been reached with the National Basketball Players Association. Training camps were scheduled to open on Monday, Oct. 3.
NEPTUNE – Disaster recovery officials continue to urge anyone affected by Hurricane Irene to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – even those survivors who are receiving insurance settlements.
NEWARK – C. Tate George, a former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, surrendered to federal authorities this morning for allegedly orchestrating a more than $2 million investment fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
NEWARK – The owners of three gas stations have been charged with allegedly raising gasoline prices multiple times within a 24-hour period, in violation of the state’s Motor Fuels law, immediately following Hurricane Irene earlier this month.
NEWARK–Most people think of stroke as a dangerous medical condition that affects only older adults. But according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ischemic stroke hospitalization rates rose up to 37% in adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 44 years between 1995 and 2008.
One of the hottest topics in education today is how to keep students safe in our schools and on our college campuses. This has nothing to do with the Sept. 11 attacks on our country. But it has everything to do with terrorists of another kind, the school bully.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nearly a quarter of college admissions officers that responded to a survey, said that they checked applicants’ pages on Facebook or other social networking sites, Kaplan Test Prep announced. When Kaplan first began asking in 2008, only 10 percent of schools said that they did.