Amphibian Crossings – Slow Down!

On early spring nights with just the right conditions – rainy, over 40 degrees and no frozen ground – huge numbers of frogs, toads and salamanders suddenly respond to nature’s call. Venturing from their winter burrows in wooded uplands, they head to the marshy lowlands and vernal pools of their birth, where instinct leads them to return and mate.

Collazo Completes Basic Training


PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — Marine Corps Pvt. Angel O. Collazo, Jr, son of Marylin I. Velez and Miguel A. Velez, Jr. of Elizabeth, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.


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Dear EarthTalk: Which are the most fuel-efficient hybrid and/or all-electric cars available to consumers today (just the affordable ones, please!)? — Jack Madison, Chicago, IL

Heredity, Race Can Augment Your Risk Of Heart Attack

Extensive clinical and statistical studies have identified several factors that increase the risk of coronary heart disease and heart attack. It’s important to remember, especially during April – New Jersey’s Minority and Multicultural Health Month, that heredity and race are major risk factors that significantly increase the risk of heart and blood vessel disease.