Dear EarthTalk: Most gold mining operations use cyanide to extract gold from surrounding rock. What are the environmental implications of this, and are there alternatives? — J. Pelton, via e-mail
RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association (MDTMA) will again host their popular Children’s Ghost Story Night at the Tavern on Saturday, Nov. 19 with three tours, the first beginning at 6 p.m.
UNION COUNTY – Last month, the Union County Watchdog Association filed a lawsuit to obtain records from the Union County Alliance Board of Directors under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA.)
STATE – This weekend, New Jersey residents will regain the hour of sleep they lost in the spring when daylight time began. Officially, clocks should be set back an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, but most will probably do this before going to sleep on Saturday night.
WEST ORANGE – If you are a Baby Boomer, then the fifth annual JVS Creative Maturity Expo is tailored for you. The expo is a program with the motto “Redefining Life’s Potential – Refinement not Retirement.” Join in the day’s activities on Sunday, Nov. 6th at the JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dear EarthTalk: Why don’t more states mandate deposits on beverage bottles as incentives for people to return them? Most bottles I’ve seen only list a few states on them. — Alan Wu, Cary, NC