Dear EarthTalk: I read that a single child born in the U.S. has a greater effect on the environment than a dozen children born in a developing country? Can you explain why? — Josh C., via e-mail
STATE — Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrating the culture, contributions and history of Latinos.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A former Woodbridge police officer was found guilty today of sexually assaulting a teenage boy over a three-year period, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
SAYREVILLE — A team of police officers talked a 24-year-old man into climbing to safety during a 3½-hour ordeal in which he threatened to jump from a Route 9 bridge that spans the Raritan River, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced today.
STATE — With September designated as the 9th annual National Emergency Preparedness Month, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd recommends that New Jersey residents review their emergency plans and prepare in the event of a public health emergency.