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Dear EarthTalk: Has the use of E-ZPass and similar programs to facilitate faster highway toll-paying cut down on traffic jams and therefore tailpipe pollution? Why do we need tolls at all?
— Dianne Comstock, New York, NY

Perth Amboy Seeks Redeveloper For 100-Acre Port Site

PERTH AMBOY — The City of Perth Amboy is seeking a redeveloper for a prime 100-acre site with rail access and 1,700 linear feet of deep-water frontage on the Arthur Kill, a major navigational channel for the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Writer’s Block: I’m In The Mood For Love…

It’s easy to forget that February can be one of the coldest months of the year. It’s like winter’s last hurrah before the retreat is sounded. But then along comes Valentine’s Day with the kind of warmth that only a box of fine quality chocolates and a dozen or so of deep red roses could bring.

Jazzville Skyline: “…anything you say…”

Back in my younger days, I used to love reading…In fact, the whole country used to… We’ve gotten away from that in recent years, what with all the technology staring at us 24/7, but every once in a while, there’s a book that comes along that makes it worth putting your laptop away…

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Dear EarthTalk: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had its 40th anniversary in 2010. How effective has the EPA been and what are its biggest challenges today? — Bill A., Seattle, WA

“Sanctum” – Subterranean Stereotypical Blues

Alister Grierson’s “Sanctum,” a 3D adventure yarn about cave exploration which should first be avoided by claustrophobics, and then by anyone who values their movie time, brought back memories of a kid in my dorm: The Mole. Save for jogging that recollection and some fairly good FX, there is little to recommend this standard survival gambit.