Environment (page 105)

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    Obama is no Canute

    Over at PowerLine, Steven Hayward has a key insight into Mitt Romney’s speech last night, but he made an unfortunate comparison: No wonder the Democratic Party has largely lost the working class vote; when real people hear Obama talk, King Canute-like, about halting the rise of the oceans and…
    Jon Sanders, August 31, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    One of the most important races on the November election ballot has yet to attract much public attention: the race for a seat on North Carolina’s Supreme Court. John Hood explains the significance of the contest during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson offers updates…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2012
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    Remembering the Carolina Parakeet

    The Raleigh News & Observer has an interesting article out today on the Carolina Parakeet, which has now been extinct for about a century: Ornithologists are fascinated by the parakeet, also known as the Carolina Parrot, for more than its mysterious disappearance. They are curious about its adaptation to colder…
    Michael Lowrey, August 29, 2012
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    UNC says animal lab wastewater plan increases safety

    Nearly 100 people turned out for a state Division of Water Quality public hearing in Orange County on Wednesday night at which a wastewater treatment permit for the UNC Chapel Hill animal research facility in Bingham Township was the topic of discussion. Among those delivering comments for the public record…
    Dan E. Way, August 24, 2012
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    NASA rocket launch tonight

    OK, 4:07am EDT Friday morning to be exact with a 20 minute launch window. On board the Atlas V rocket are the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, a pair of satellites designed to study the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts. CBS News’ William Harwood offers by a detailed preview of…
    Michael Lowrey, August 23, 2012
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    Hearing set on UNC research waste spraying

    Preserve Rural Orange, which has been a major player in seeking to protect the environment and rural way of life in Orange County, is teaming up with the environmentalist group Haw River Assembly in beating the drum for public turnout at a public hearing tonight to speak out against UNC’s…
    Dan E. Way, August 22, 2012
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    Toxic fear surrounds Buncombe school

    The Battle of Buncombe continues to rage, with embattled but persistent Buncombe County Board of Education member Lisa Baldwin now pressing for answers on the issue of potential toxic contamination at the central office building where a STEM high school for 300 to 400 students is planned. “Why are we…
    Dan E. Way, August 17, 2012
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    CO2 Emissions Drop to 20 Year Low

    Did you hear about the drop in CO2 emissions this year?  I didn’t think so.  It seems to have been kept pretty quiet.  But here it is.  According to an Energy Department report, in the first 4 months of 2012, U.S. CO2 emissions dropped to roughly 1992 levels. …
    Julie Tisdale, August 17, 2012