Insisting that the “damage done by drugs is felt far beyond the millions of Americans with diagnosable substance abuse or dependence problems,” President Obama has declared October 2011 to be National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. However, while drug abuse and drug-related crimes have unquestionably taken a toll on American families and communities, the government’s own War on Drugs has left indelible scars on the population.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An international organization representing the wireless communications industry announced new commitments by providers that represent more than 97 percent of wireless consumers in the U.S. to send free alerts to help consumers avoid unexpected overage charges.
NEWARK – On the 25th anniversary of the law that created the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) were joined by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to celebrate improved transparency and environmental quality since the legislation passed in 1986.
UTICA, N.Y.—Businessman Herman Cain is now the runaway leader among Republican presidential primary voters with 45 percent, according to the latest an IBOPE Zogby interactive poll.
NEPTUNE — New Jersey residents who sustained damage from Hurricane Irene have only two more weeks to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Oct. 31.
NEWARK–Halloween is an exciting time of year for children. The last thing that any parent wants is an accident or injury to ruin the holiday. However, roughly four times as many children aged 5-14 are injured while walking on Halloween evening as compared with other evenings of the year, and falls are a leading cause of injuries among children on that night.
TRENTON – When it comes to teens and driving, the statistics tell the story and illuminate the risks. The leading cause of death among teenagers is car crashes. In the past 10 years, more than 700 young drivers have lost their lives on New Jersey roads and every 10 minutes another teen is involved in a crash.
If you haven’t already jumped on the home energy-efficiency bandwagon, the good news is that several federal energy tax credits originally slated to end in 2010 were extended through December 31, 2011; but the not-so-good news is that these credits are worth significantly less and are more restrictive than before.
Dear EarthTalk: I know that polar bears are losing ice cover due to climate change, but what are other ways that global warming affects wildlife around the globe? — Hanna Bond, Hartford, CT
LIVINGSTON — Everyone understands how important it is for children to get vaccinated. However, there is a significant role for vaccinations in the adult population.