Our nation’s water infrastructure is aging badly: U.S. cities currently lose one-fifth of their water to leaks and suffer 1.2 trillion gallons of sewage spills annually, according to the U.S. General Accounting Office.
A look at some interesting numbers comparing the United States to other nations around the world.
The U.S. government has a history of commandeering military technology for use against Americans. We saw this happen with tear gas, tasers and sound cannons, all of which were first used on the battlefield before being deployed against civilians at home.
The Perth Amboy Board of Education voted to adopt the district budget 2011-2012 which will be submitted to the citizens of Perth Amboy on April 27th for approval. The Board was able to present a budget to the citizens of Perth Amboy with no tax increase and no layoffs within the district.
Most of us would not immediately know what to do if we suspected a child was being abused or neglected. The state of uncertainty and concern can be overwhelming.
What if 1 billion people got together and created green actions ahead of the 2012 U.N. Climate Change Summit in Rio?
A financial debt can be paid back. But the debt we’ll owe our children if investments in health, nutrition and education are slashed is irreparable.
Often people are asked the question: “Why do you volunteer”? However, as a long time volunteer for The Salvation Army and also as its New Jersey State Board Chair of The Salvation Army I think the more important question is, “What is the value of being a volunteer?”
As the price of gasoline continues to rise, many politicians and commentators are calling for President Obama to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in an effort to lower national gasoline prices. Their rationale, they believe, is that tapping SPR will lower gasoline prices and stabilize energy markets. Opening SPR would be a foolish move for a number of reasons.
One of the biggest threats to New Jersey’s public land is illegal off-road vehicle (ORV) riding. The Pinelands Preservation Alliance has been on the front lines of addressing this problem for years, and has come up with a 12-point plan to protect the public lands of this state we’re in.