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
TRENTON – Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky today reminded motorists to always remove accumulated ice and snow from their vehicles before traveling on New Jersey’s roadways.
STATE – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of the state, which will remain in effect until 4 a.m. tomorrow morning. Snow is falling and creating slippery road conditions.
RAHWAY – After 20 years as Mayor of Rahway, James Kennedy, has been named executive director of the Union County Performing Arts Center.
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.
STATE – New Jersey residents are facing another winter storm on Wednesday, which is expected to bring a mix of rain, sleet and snow to the area.
STATE – Two-thirds of New Jersey residents are not confident that life for their children’s generation will be better than it has been for them, according to the results of a new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, the Internal Revenue Service unveiled IRS2Go, its first smartphone application that lets taxpayers check on their status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information.
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
If you’ve tried to take out a loan or open a new credit account recently, you know that the days of easy credit are long gone. Lenders, insurers, landlords and even some employers are more diligently scrutinizing your credit history to see if you’re a worthwhile risk.