Dear EarthTalk: I understand that Congress passed legislation not too long ago that protected a few million acres of wilderness areas, parks and wild rivers, in part to help offset climate change. How does conserving land prevent global warming? — M. Oakes, Charlottesville, NC
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Four Edison students are on the Dean’s List for their outstanding academic achievement for the Fall 2010 semester from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
CLARK — Raquel and Howie from Clark Target came to the Clark Preschool to read to all the classes to help celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America last week.
LINDEN — Students of Saints Mary and Elizabeth Academy’s 7th grade class hosted Mardi Gras celebrations for the entire school. Festivities opened up with a parade of students performing flips and somersaults. Students then were able to enjoy activities such as bowling, basketball shooting contest, tic-tac-toe and face painting.
New Jersey’s Green Acres Program celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. This highly successful program is the longest continuously-running, state-supported open space program in the nation – a testament to the foresight of those who established it and to countless New Jersey voters who voted yes for open space preservation in the face of aggressive development, rising property taxes and a rollercoaster economy.
WOODBRIDGE – Green Street Car Care Center, located at 501 Amboy Avenue in Woodbridge, sold a winning Jersey Cash 5 ticket for the March 2 drawing that is worth $443,305.
MIAMI, Fla. — Scott Hagan of Rahway has been awarded a Bachelor of Science in Management degree in Management from Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A 24-year-old man remained in critical condition today after being stabbed in New Brunswick on March 4, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella announced.
TRENTON –Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph C. Spicuzzo was arrested this morning on charges that he demanded bribes of up to $25,000 from individuals seeking employment or promotions in the sheriff’s office, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.