STATE – New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) is calling upon the communities it serves, to please donate whole blood and platelets in the next few days, since major blood drives were cancelled due to yesterday’s snow storm and last week’s blizzard leaving blood supplies low in area hospitals.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that organic tobacco production is booming in the U.S.? And are cigarettes made from organic tobacco any healthier for smokers? — Nanci R., Petaluma, CA
STATE — According to data from private moving company, New Jersey residents are moving out of the state at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country.
EDISON — Officials from Middlesex County College and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have created a joint degree program that links the Biotechnology Program at Middlesex with the Biochemistry Program at NJIT.
ELIZABETH – The Elizabeth Packers Pee Wee football team was one of eight winners chosen by a panel of judges in the Toyota Tiny Football League contest.
STATE — State offices are opening two hours late and NJ Transit is reporting some delays, but last night’s snow storm did not have the disruptive effect of the post-Christmas blizzard.
TRENTON – In his first State of the State address, Gov. Chris Christie challenged lawmakers to tackle three big issues that are vital for New Jersey’s future.
STATE – Most New Jersey residents can expect at least six inches of snow from the latest winter storm to hit our area, according to projections by the National Weather Service. The state’s eastern counties are likely to see the most snowfall, with some areas receiving up to 10 inches or more.
Dear EarthTalk: Are Atlantic bluefin tuna really about to go extinct? What are the contributing factors and what is being done to try to head off this tragedy? — Edward Jeffries, Norwalk, CT
If someone gave you a $50 bill, you probably wouldn’t just stick it in a drawer and forget it. But that’s essentially what happens to billions of dollars worth of gift cards each year – people either lose or forget about them, or never use up their balances.