Dear EarthTalk: I understand that China is about to overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest global warming polluter. What is China doing to address this issue as well as its other environmental impacts as such a populous nation? — Sophie N., Andover, MA
STATE — The nationally recognized annual program, Give Kids a Smile! National Dental Access Day, enters its 9th year here in New Jersey. On Friday, February 4, 2011, more than 1,300 volunteer dental professionals at 103 dental locations in New Jersey will treat low-income or uninsured children ages 12 and under at no charge.
STATE – Pest control experts warn that bed bugs and other pests will survive the winter.
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, urges New Jersey residents to donate blood, the gift of life, and help save lives this holiday season.
EDISON — Middle School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison continued to demonstrate their commitment to helping others when they selected ornaments from the “Angel Tree” this month.
LINDEN — There were no idle elves to be found at this bustling holiday fair. Linden School No. 9’s holiday fair is a tradition that the PTA has held for many years.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) to abolish the state Council on Affordable Housing was approved 43-32 Monday by the Assembly.
STATE – The Geminid meteor shower peaks early tomorrow morning, between midnight and sunrise. Although the weather forecast calls for cloudy skies tonight, if they clear New Jersey residents could see between 50 and 120 meteors per hour.
ELIZABETH –A Union Township man pleaded guilty today to stealing a company’s Internet domain name and selling it over eBay for more than $110,000 to an unsuspecting buyer.
STATE — The New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management are conducting an emergency drill this week in areas throughout Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Passaic, Morris, Union and Middlesex counties.