Negative Blood Donors Positively Needed

NEW BRUNSWICK — New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) calls all negative blood types to donate at the New Brunswick donor room at 167 New Street on Sunday, Jan. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All donors will receive unique “positively negative” T-shirts after donating.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Can you explain what “fracking” is with regard to natural gas exploration and why it is controversial? — Jonas Kern, Bellevue, WA

Bank Offers “Financial New Year’s Resolutions” for 2011

JERSEY CITY — With 2010 drawing to a close and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, consider making a different resolution this year. Since getting out of debt and improving your financial situation is perennially atop the list of most popular New Year’s resolutions, make 2011 the year you finally whip your finances into shape.