I recently traveled to California’s Central Valley, one of the most productive agricultural regions the world has ever seen, and the source of much of the food that you and I eat.
America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions. The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other.
ELIZABETH — After only four hours of deliberation, a Union County jury returned a guilty verdict Friday against a 26-year-old Plainfield man for first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapon offenses, relating to a 2008 stabbing in Plainfield.
STATE–If your household is like most in America, you could be unwittingly contributing to accidental poisonings, drug overdoses, and drug abuse, simply by keeping unused, outdated, or expired pharmaceuticals in your medicine cabinet.
NEWARK – The New Jersey Bureau of Securities (Bureau) is reminding New Jersey’s senior citizens about a new law prohibiting the use of misleading “senior” or “retirement” professional designations in connection with securities brokerage and investment advisory activities.
TRENTON – Assembly panels on Monday will convene hearings on the Christie administration’s decision to suspend work on the new Hudson River rail tunnel, the economic impact of the elimination of film and digital media tax credits, the state’s farmland assessment program and ways to cut education mandates to combat property taxes.
TRENTON – Legislation to set guidelines for school superintendent contracts was approved on Thursday 11-0 by the Assembly Education Committee.
STATE – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 3 to 14 years old, according to 2006 figures from the National Center for Health Statistics. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 8,959 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child safety seats.
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard conflicting reports regarding how long it really takes for a plastic grocery bag to decompose. Can you set the record straight? — Martha Blount, San Diego, CA