Environment (page 109)

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    Heritage documents North Dakota’s fracking ‘miracle’

    The Heritage Foundation’s “Foundry” blog features this morning a new video highlighting the impact of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for natural gas in North Dakota. [T]he most striking takeaway for many who watch may well be the stark contrast between an electric local…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2012
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    EPA, UNC doctors face complaint over potential harm inflicted on test subjects

    Paul Chesser documents for the National Legal and Policy Center a complaint filed with the N.C. Medical Board in connection with Environmental Protection Agency tests that could have exposed test subjects to dangerous levels of air pollution. After experiments on humans were conducted that…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2012
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    Spending job-creating stimulus dollars on a labor-saving gizmo?

    The latest TIME discusses BigBellys, the “smart” trash cans designed to boost efficiency by using a solar-powered compactor to hold more garbage and by alerting sanitation workers when they’re full. TIME does not explore the paradox Michael Sanera recently noted: This labor-saving device has moved forward,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2012
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    More on Cracker Barrel’s EV charging stations

    I guess I am not the only conservative who likes Click and Clack the car guys.  Here is post by a reader of their newsletter about the Cracker Barrel electric car charging stations.  (see my previous post.) Right Jim, nothing to do with the BILLIONs in tax payer money thrown…
    Michael Sanera, June 15, 2012
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    Another company panders to the green crowd

    The NPR Car Talk guys report that Cracker Barrel is installing four electric car charging stations at locations in Texas and Governor Perry is a supporter.  Go figure… Cracker Barrel and electric cars? Why, yes. As spokeswoman Julie Davis points out, the very first store in 1959 had gas…
    Michael Sanera, June 15, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State lawmakers are moving forward with a bill to prevent future incidents like the controversial Hoke County “chicken nugget” case. Rick Henderson discusses the legislation and updates another controversy involving a Charlotte-area diet blogger during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Becki Gray will discuss new legislation…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Terry Stoops about facts and fiction linked to North Carolina’s public education spending. Paul Chesser’s guest Daily Journal explores the debate over legislation linked to North Carolina’s sea level rise.
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2012
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    It came from the garden center

    Invasive species of the moment: running bamboo. As the Wilmington Star-News reports: The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher had so much trouble with running bamboo that workers had to use heavy machinery to remove its roots, said Melanie Doyle, a conservation horticulturist for the aquarium. “If a homeowner is…
    Michael Lowrey, June 15, 2012