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Dear EarthTalk: Aren’t environmental issues primarily about health? Detractors like to trivialize environmentalists as “tree huggers,” but the bottom line is that pollution makes us sick, right? Wouldn’t people care more if they had a better understanding of that? — Tim Douglas, Stowe, VT

New Brunswick Police Sgt. Charged With Theft

NEW BRUNSWICK – A city police sergeant was charged today with performing extra-duty security jobs with private companies during hours he was supposed to be working for the city as a police officer, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella announced.

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Dear EarthTalk: A number of federal energy efficiency related tax incentives expired at the end of 2010. Will any such programs remain in force and if not, are there other ways to save money on green upgrades? — Jen Franklin, Chicago, IL