Dear EarthTalk: I heard of a practice called cyanide fishing, which is used mostly to collect aquarium specimens, but I understand it is also used to catch fish we eat. Isn’t this very unhealthy? — Phil Seymour, Albany, NY
The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A South Plainfield man has been convicted of charges stemming from the attack of a borough employee, whose neck was cut on Labor Day in 2009, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.
LINDEN — The Linden Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the summer 2011 “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” campaign.
LIVINGSTON – Getting the right amount of sleep each night is important for children’s health, safety and success in school and other activities. The start of the school year is a good time to make sure your children are getting the sleep they need.
NEWARK—Parents and children know the importance of choosing the perfect first-day-of-school outfit, but just as significant are the medical checkups and plans that help children to begin the year with the best health possible.
EDISON — The acting chief financial officer of Edison has been arrested and charged with stealing $33,600, and attempting to steal another $52,891.88 in township funds, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan announced today.
ELIZABETH – Union County’s Kids Kingdom Traveling Jubilee will bring an afternoon of entertainment and activities for children to Mattano Park in Elizabeth on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 6 p.m.
Listen to the folks at the monkey cage: “They’re so much like us…just a chromosome or two different, you know.” Fact is, it might as well be a million chromosomes. But while simple old bacteria stands a better chance of usurping the Earth, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” taps into the pseudo biology that perpetuates our fascination with this franchise.
I’m very curious about people’s reactions to many situations or may I say, annoyances faced today by friends and definitely by me. This is mainly when calling a particular company in regards to a bill. I don’t want to listen to a machine.