Environment (page 102)

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    Bans on top of bans

    Did you happen to catch the news over the weekend that 140 countries have agreed to sign a UN mercury pollution reduction treaty? Mercury is legitimately nasty stuff, and mercury poisoning can cause all sorts of brain, sensory, and kidney problems.  You know the phrase “mad as…
    Julie Tisdale, January 23, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. lawmakers’ plans to pursue a photo identification bill for voters again this year. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal highlights the recent global warming news you haven’t read in the newspaper or seen on television.
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2013
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    Once again, Obama tries to use the Founders to make the case for collectivism

    As a student of rhetoric, I noticed years ago (before he was even president) that Barack Obama’s major speeches tend to begin first by referencing the ideals of the Founders, then after having imitated the soaring rhetoric of past American luminaries, changing the focus to make it sound…
    Jon Sanders, January 21, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Vikram Rao, executive director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, about the “promise and peril” of shale gas. John Hood’s Daily Journal questions property-tax exemptions for nonprofit groups and state government.
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2013
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    What you haven’t heard about global warming

    Roy Cordato’s environment newsletter, out today, offers some useful information about the real state of global warming that you probably won’t read anywhere else.  The picture isn’t quite what the media would have you believe.  You need to see this!…
    Julie Tisdale, January 16, 2013
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    Thanks for going back to the lame action movies, Governator

    Those who lament Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to “acting” might rethink their criticism after reading the following excerpt from a new TIME magazine interview, which exposes the Governator’s misguided approach to climate policy. The pioneering cap-and-trade legislation you passed in California took effect this year.
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2013
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    Spending Superhero Mad Libs

    I haven’t offered one of these in a while, but then again, I haven’t encountered a story such as this in a while (yes, the federal government dropping $100 large to make this video game in this economic environment would also have to make at least the…
    Jon Sanders, January 11, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some left-of-center groups want newly re-elected N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby to recuse himself from a likely Supreme Court case involving the state’s latest election maps. John Hood critiques the case for recusal during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jeanette Doran of the N.C. Institute…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2012