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New Study Shows American Families Throw Away Thousands Of Dollars In Food Every Year

The National Resources Defense Council analyzed the data and found Americans aren’t eating what’s on their plates and throwing away 40% of their food. That adds up to about $165 billion in wasted food each year, according to the research.

08/21/2012

Tractor On A Long Island Farm (Credit: CBS 2)

Dangerously Dry Conditions Could Mean Higher Grocery Bills For Consumers

With little relief in sight from the heat wave, the dangerously dry conditions gripping most of the United States may soon start having a noticeable impact on the price of food the public pays at the grocery store.

07/17/2012

A major brush fire burns in Tabernacle, N.J. on April 9, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Firefighters Gain Control Of Wind-Whipped Wildfires In N.J., Staten Island, Connecticut

Authorities say a small brush fire that broke out in Barnegat late Tuesday morning has been fully contained, while crews hope to have a large wildfire in Burlington County fully contained by Tuesday night.

04/10/2012

N.J. Water Restrictions Remain In Effect Despite Rain

Climatologists at a drought hearing do say that they think the worst may be behind us.

08/26/2010

Rockland Asks Residents To Conserve Water

It’s all about stretching the water supply through the rest of the summer.

08/17/2010

Generic Water Faucet File Photo (credit: CBS)

Brutal Heat Puts Parts Of NJ Under Drought Watch

The Garden State is turning into a drought state, as New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection says an increased demand for water has caused a serious drop in reservoir levels.

CBS 2–08/05/2010