Dear EarthTalk: I heard that species of flora and fauna are dying at a growing rate globally. How is this calculated and which types of species are dwindling faster? — Colin Gooder, Franklin, NC

Give Thanks For Good Health This Year

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Thanksgiving is filled with good food, company, and gratitude. For many people, it’s also the source of weight gain and anxiety. This season, don’t let the holidays derail your healthy habits. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers tips to eat right, stay active, and reduce stress.

AARP Opposes Phone & Cable Deregulation Bill

AARP New Jersey adamantly opposes S. 2664, a bill to deregulate basic telephone and cable television services. The bill would leave consumers without regulatory oversight of either rates or quality of service by removing essentially all powers of the Board of Public Utilities to protect consumers.