Dear EarthTalk: What’s the gist of the recent agreement between the Center for Biological Diversity and the federal government regarding adding many more plants and animals to the Endangered Species List? — J.J. Scarboro, Tallahassee, FL
According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, 14 million Americans are unemployed and looking for jobs. Six million have been out of work for at least six months. Uncounted others have simply given up.
EDISON – The township’s most popular event, the 2011 Fall Family Spectacular, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
(NAPSI)—Some people find online penny auctions to be a fun way to try to get big-ticket items at reduced prices. But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions that because penny auctions move fast, you could spend far more than you intended—with no guarantee that you’ll get anything in return.
Dear EarthTalk: What was the BULB Act pertaining to light bulb energy efficiency that just failed to pass in the House of Representatives? — Betsy Edgerton, Columbus, OH
Many will agree that charter schools in the right place and at the right cost are a viable option for educating our children.
End of Summer Bash • Sept. 10 from 1-5 p.m. – The Edison Elks Lodge will hold their “End of Summer Bash” on the lodge’s picnic grounds. The pool will be open; there will be food and entertainment. Admission: $15 for adults & $7 for children. Info: 1-732-985-2487.
RAHWAY — Having withstood the flooding of Hurricanes Irene and Tropical Storm Lee as well as the difficulties of maneuvering around construction in its building, staff and students at Rahway High School took time to encourage their many athletes with a pep rally held in the school gym at the close of the first week of classes on Friday, Sept. 9.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Individuals and families who experienced extreme material losses during Hurricane Irene and subsequent flooding may be eligible for food assistance through the disaster-related Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (D-SNAP).