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N.J.'s Rush Holt Reacts to U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

N.J.'s Rush Holt Reacts to U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change
BY CHRIS GASTON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Washington, D.C. – This morning, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced from Beijing that the U.S. and China have agreed to carbon pollution reduction targets. The U.S. will accelerate reduction targets in 2020, hoping to achieve a 26-28 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2025, compared to 2005 levels. China has agreed for the first time ever to cap the growth of their carbon emissions by 2030. China will achieve this goal, in part, by investing in non-fossil energy sources, which they hope will comprise 20-percent of their power generation by 2030.

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12), the ranking member of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources released the following statement:

 

Depressing Report: Earth Has Lost Half its Animals

Depressing Report: Earth Has Lost Half its Animals
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NEW JERSEY CONSRVATION FOUNDATION

A new report on the state of the Earth’s animals is “not for the faint-hearted,” according to the World Wildlife Fund.

They’re no...

Hold the Sugar! Exposing the Sugar Content of popular Beverages

Hold the Sugar! Exposing the Sugar Content of popular Beverages
BY PASHA GUREVICH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Ever wonder how much sugar a typical Grande White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks has?

Or even a seemingly healthy Manga-A-Go-Go smoothie from Jamba Juic...

Lesniak Leads ‘International March For Elephants’ In Nation’s Capital

Lesniak Leads ‘International March For Elephants’ In Nation’s Capital
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Raymond Lesniak, who authored the first state law in the country banning the importation and sale of ivory products,  ...

Beer vs Wine: Vatican & Czechs Are Still The Heaviest Drinkers

Beer vs Wine: Vatican & Czechs Are Still The Heaviest Drinkers
BY ALEX HILLSBERG
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Do you know which country drinks the most wine in the world? You’ll be surprised, it’s actually the Vatican! People there drank almost 74 litres of win...

WANTED: NJ Wedding Crashers

WANTED: NJ Wedding Crashers
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The “Wedding Crashers” movie came to life in Ocean Township last weekend.

Three juveniles crashed a wedding in Wanamassa on Saturday.

According to WTXF, three unknown male...

Keeping the Port Authority Accountable: Transparency Act Advances

Keeping the Port Authority Accountable: Transparency Act Advances
BY TRISH GRABER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Gordon and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg to impose comprehensive transparency and accountability...

Jersey Business Could Learn From Branson…Take as Many Days Off as You Like

Jersey Business Could Learn From Branson…Take as Many Days Off as You Like
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEY NEWSROOM.COM

A lot of businesses having been bailing out of New Jersey for a variety of reasons in recent years.

Some of our state’s operations might want to get more production fro...

Jihadist From New Jersey Fighting for ISIS, According to Embed

Jihadist From New Jersey Fighting for ISIS, According to Embed
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria reportedly began as an al Oaeda splinter group, but their followers now come from a wide area.

A German journalist who spe...

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