Dear EarthTalk: I drink diet soda but I’m told it’s bad for me and linked to health problems. Is this true and if so can you suggest any healthier alternatives? — Mitchell James, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
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Shark finning is the practice of catching sharks, hacking off their fins, and returning them to the ocean (maimed and unable to swim or circulate oxygen through their systems) where they starve to death, suffocate or get eaten by other predators.
PERTH AMBOY — On Monday, Nov. 7, Perth Amboy Catholic School honored War Veteran’s from World War II, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.
“It was nothing dramatic,” says Dr. Karl E. Blake of Wexford, Pennsylvania, retired surgeon and member of the World War II generation, “but it was important, and no one has written about it, at least that I’ve seen.”
UNION COUNTY — Freeholder Chairman Deborah Scanlon presents a resolution to Michael Weinstein of the New Jersey Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network proclaiming November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in Union County.
Veterans Day gives everyone a moment to honor and remember those who have fought and served our country through their military service. While there are many resources and organizations that help veterans and their families, the federal government provides unique tools and services to help those who have done so much for our country.
Fewer than 10 percent of Americans can claim the title “veteran.” And while the great military phrase “uncommon valor was a common virtue,” has been so often repeated that it risks becoming a cliché, it is no less true. We must ask ourselves as a nation, are we serving veterans even half as well as they have served us?
MILLBURN–In the wake of the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) calling the abuse of prescription pain relievers an epidemic, The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, in communities throughout the United States.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow today released the 2010 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which shows the overall crime rate in New Jersey increased one percent compared to the previous year, while total violent crime edged up less than one-half of one percent.