New Jersey to Teach Climate Change to Its 1.4 Million Students

New Jersey to Teach Climate Change to Its 1.4 Million Students

Last week the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted First Lady Tammy Murphy’s initiative to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change in its K-12 curriculum. “In New Jersey, we have already begun to experience the effects of climate change, from our disappearing shorelines, to harmful algal blooms […]

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Coronavirus: Tests Are Needed for Better Data, But Where Are They?

Coronavirus: Tests Are Needed for Better Data, But Where Are They?

Yesterday, New York and New Jersey–the epicenters of the U.S. COVID-19 breakout–made more bleak headlines even as other evidence showed that the virus’ impact was beginning to slow. However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explained that the curve is flattening as state rates of hospitalization have continued to decrease. Governors and mayors are struggling to […]

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Sub-National Green Solutions Making Headlines

Sub-National Green Solutions Making Headlines

While national leadership on climate change and pollution is essential, we’re witnessing more and more the ways in which local and state leaders are stepping up to take action on environmental challenges. Progressive policies and forward-thinking technology are being experimented with on a sub-national level. Just this week, 3 stories have stood out about local […]

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WaPo’s New Investigative Piece Examines Where Climate Change Has Struck Hardest in America

WaPo’s New Investigative Piece Examines Where Climate Change Has Struck Hardest in America

Yesterday, the Washington Post launched the first in a series of stories about places in the United States that have, as the Post’s climate reporter Chris Mooney explained,  warmed by nearly or above 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 Fahrenheit – roughly double the global and U.S. (lower 48 state) average. The Post analyzed more than […]

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Newark Offers Bottled Water to Address Water Crisis, Residents Grow Weary

Newark Offers Bottled Water to Address Water Crisis, Residents Grow Weary

After it was determined that the 40,000 filters Newark city officials gave out to residents to address the ongoing water crisis weren’t actually filtering out lead, the city decided to begin distributing bottled water. In a startling echo of Flint, residents of Newark have been kept in the dark about the safety of their drinking […]

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More Sharks Coming to the Jersey Shore (what a Situation!)

More Sharks Coming to the Jersey Shore (what a Situation!)

Historically beachgoers in the Northeast didn’t have to worry about sharks in the water but climate change may soon change this. As NJ.com explained, “while sharks off the Jersey Shore are nothing new, experts who study the ocean predators say New Jersey’s waters are becoming an increasingly popular destination for unlikely species of sharks. Ocean-warming […]

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