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States Sue Opioid Manufacturers for Fraud Over Overdoses

The federal government may not yet have a plan to combat the nationwide opioid crisis, but many state attorneys general are doing their…

Sea Level Rise Creating ‘Ghost Forests,’ New Wetlands Along Eastern Seaboard

There is mounting evidence that sea level rise is creating what researchers often call “ghost forests" along the U.S. East Coast. The potential…

New Jersey to Slash Food Waste to Reduce Emissions, Fight Hunger

New Jersey’s legislature passed, and Governor Chris Christie signed into law, Senate Bill 3027, which established a statewide food waste reduction goal of…

Minority Business Owners Still Face Discriminatory Lending

The Community Reinvestment Act was supposed to right many of the wrongs that led to unfair lending practices. But a new study shows…

Insurance Companies Made Millions on Hurricane Sandy

A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts --…

Cities Offer Work — Not Pennies — to Panhandlers

Two cities, pressured by rising homelessness and criticism about inhumane laws that "punish" the poor, are trying something new. Both are seeing some…

Vertical Farm Takes Food Production to New Heights

In the city of Newark, New Jersey, a company known as Aero Farms has decided to build a new $30 million corporate headquarters…

The Top 10 U.S. States for Solar Power — And What They Can Teach Us

Here's a look at the top 10 states for solar energy in the U.S. and what we can learn from their example.

How a New Jersey Company Brought Wind Power to Operations in Nebraska

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD), a New Jersey-based medical devices and supply company, recently established a unique partnership with the Nebraska Public Power…

New Jersey Turns to Distributed Resources to Enhance Energy Resilience

With memories of the devastation Superstorm Sandy caused still fresh, the Christie administration launched the N.J. Energy Resilience Bank. The first of its…

Maryland Offshore Wind Auction Date Set, New Jersey Auction Proposed

Nearly 80,000 of Maryland offshore wind energy development leases are to be auctioned and another of 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey is being…

Governor Christie Pulls New Jersey Out of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

RGGI - the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - is the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.…

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Calls New Jersey Direct-Sales Ban an ‘Affront’ on the Free Market

If you’re a New Jersey resident thinking about buying a Tesla Model S, you’d better act fast: You have until the end of…

First Pro-Weed Commercial Airs on Major Networks

On Wednesday, the Washington, D.C. City Council voted almost unanimously to decriminalize marijuana in small amounts, while Colorado and Washington state have legalized…

Caesars Supports Marriage Equality with a Wedding Giveaway

New Jersey became the 14th state to legalize gay marriage last October, and now Caesars Entertainment is joining in the festivities, offering one…