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Climate/Environment

News and views on issues affecting our environment. Reports, reviews, opinions, resources for all things environmental and climate change related.

NJ Sierra Club Endorses the Green Amendment

NJ Sierra Club Endorses NJ Green Amendment March 16, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Allen Swanson, Chair, Volunteer Communications Committee, NJ Sierra Club, afswanson@newjersey.sierra.org The Sierra Club’s New Jersey Chapter supports the New Jersey Green Amendment. On March 13, the chapter passed a resolution to endorse a change to the NJ Constitution. The proposed amendment states, …

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Limiting Indoor Capacity Lowers Covid-19 Infection Spread

Study Shows Limiting Indoor Capacity at Businesses Reduces Covid-19 Spread A comprehensive study has been released by Nature Today which concludes that most Covid-19 infections in US cities were spread at restaurants, cafes and gyms. The study took place in March and April of 2020.  Ten of the largest cities in the US were used …

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Fracked Gas Power Plant Put On Hold

Allen Swanson, Union County Conservation Chair Environmental activists across the state achieved a great victory last night. NJ Transit has been planning ground-breaking early next year for a gas-fired power plant on the shores of the Hackensack River in Kearny. The project has been under fire from environmental groups on a continuous basis for nearly …

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NOAA to Study COVID-19 Impacts on Environment

May 8, 2020.          Press Release Contact: Jeff Tittel, NJ Sierra Club, 609-558-9100   This week, the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) announced that it will begin to study the effects that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the environment. Scientists at NOAA will look for changes in atmospheric composition, weather, climate, and …

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Testimony February 4, 2020, Berkeley Heights Council on Plastic Bag Ban

Berkeley Heights Bans Disposable Plastics as of Dec. 1 By BARBARA RYBOLT February 5, 2020 at 10:30 PM   Share to Facebook1Share to TwitterShare to EmailShare to PrintShare to More4 Allen Swanson the conservation chair of the Sierra Club for Union County, Livingston, Millburn, praised the ordinance on Disposable Plastics, especially the research behind it.Credits: …

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New Jersey Towns with Plastic Bag Ban in Place or Pending October 24, 2019

NJ is Ditching Single-Use Plastic, Town by Town! (enacted or passed as of October 2019) Constantly changing so accuracy of total may be higher. October 24, 2019 Bans Beach Haven Belmar Bradley Beach Brigantine Harvey Cedars Jersey City Point Pleasant Beach Stafford Township Ridgewood Hopewell Borough Saddle Brook Somers Point Chatham Township Fees Longport – 10 …

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