Environment (page 107)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some left-of-center activist groups have aimed fire recently at the American Legislative Exchange Council, a free market-oriented group that works with legislators from across the country. At the same time, those activists have had nothing to say about the National Conference of State Legislatures, a similar group with a bias…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Buncombe County school board member’s complaint that her colleagues are taking steps to stifle dissent. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal questions government claims about the links between declining mercury emissions in North Carolina and the state’s Clean Smokestacks…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2012
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    Invasive species of the moment: Lionfish

    As the Wilmington Star-News explains: The lionfish, a spiny, brown-and-white striped animal native to the South Pacific and Indian oceans, has been present in North Carolina waters since at least the early 2000s. While visually stunning, the invasive species is a prolific breeder and a voracious eater that can…
    Michael Lowrey, July 23, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    One of the last items of business for state lawmakers this year involved a controversy over letters from the state Department of Transportation linked to toll road projects. Rick Henderson discusses that issue during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear highlights from legislative debates…
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2012
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    Sloppy Science and Environmental Scaremongering

    In his weekly newsletter today, Dr. Roy Cordato highlights two really interesting examples of highly exaggerated claims by the environmental establishment. The first regards the North Carolina Division of Air Quality’s assertion that the 2002 Clean Smokestacks Bill is responsible for recent dramatic decreases in mercury emissions.  Are those claims…
    Julie Tisdale, July 19, 2012
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    TIME’s in-house climate alarmist tries to score some points from recent run of 100-degree days

    Bryan Walsh, who’s been peddling climate nonsense for years in the pages of TIME magazine, offers us the following assessment in the latest issue: This isn’t to say that climate change is the sole cause of the extreme heat that’s been suffocating much of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2012
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    JunkScience.com founder explains his N.C. Medical Board complaint involving EPA air pollution tests on people

    If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deemed a particular air pollutant to be so dangerous that any exposure to that pollutant could cause death within hours, why did the EPA conduct tests on more than 40 people in North Carolina involving exposure to high levels of that pollutant? Steve…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2012
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    Invasive species of the moment: Bradford pears

    And a lot of other plants. The Greensboro News & Record explains: Bradford pear is a great example of how non-native plants can become a problem. It’s pretty, it grows fast, it doesn’t attract pests — the kind of plant that nursery owners and home­owners love. Those characteristics…
    Michael Lowrey, July 16, 2012