FT. LEE – Shoppers believe that manufacturers should use more environmentally-friendly packaging for their products, but are unwilling to bear the burden of the green initiative, according to data collected by Perception Research Services.
Dear EarthTalk: We have an invasion of phragmites in the wetlands bordering our neighborhood. I understand they are a non-native plant that, if left unchecked, will overrun the whole ecosystem. How does one remedy this situation in an eco-friendly way? — Jeff Willets, via e-mail
Billionaire Donald Trump proposed in 1999 a one-time 14.25 percent net worth tax on individuals and trusts worth $10 million or more that would have raised $5.7 trillion.
Today is the first anniversary of the BP oil disaster that killed 11 workers on a Gulf of Mexico drilling platform where workers said they were scared to speak out about safety problems.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A Middlesex County grand jury returned a 15-count indictment against a former Rutgers University student from Plainsboro today, alleging that he unlawfully invaded his roommate’s privacy.
CARTERET–Mayor Reiman and Council President Vinnie Bellino announced this week that Carteret has been awarded $650,000 for park upgrades at Carteret Park.
RAHWAY — Recently, students from the Rahway High School Class of 2012 received their class rings at the annual Junior Ring Ceremony. This event, which was organized by Vice Principal Chey Rivera along with class advisors Patricia Peloso and Christine McNicholas, gave students from the Class of 2012 an opportunity to learn about the high school’s traditions.
SANDY HOOK – For 25 years, Clean Ocean Action has been organizing Beach Sweeps, where volunteers clean up litter by combing New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline. In 2010, a record number of volunteers (8,372 citizens) collected more debris than ever (471,321 items).
Dear EarthTalk: Why don’t cleaning products have to list their ingredients, and are these products tested for what they might do to your health? — Patricia Greenville, Bethel, CT
TRENTON — New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson today announced that a longstanding policy that bans trucks from the Garden State Parkway north of Interchange 105 in Tinton Falls, Monmouth County will remain in place.