Environment (page 112)

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    Recognizing Renewable Energy Propoganda

    A recent article in the Triangle Business Journal discusses a firm called Strata Solar.  The firm has installed a 900 kilowatt solar power plant near Boone. As is common with stories on renewable energy, there’s an attempt to try and equate the size of the renewable energy plant (be it…
    Daren Bakst, November 21, 2011
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    Krauthammer examines the president’s ‘crude ploy’

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column dissects President Obama’s approach to the Keystone XL pipeline. [W]hat do you do when you say you can, but, it turns out, you can’t? Blame the other guy. Charge the Republicans with making governing impossible. Never mind that you had…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2011
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    Invasive species of the day

    Asian tiger shrimp. So pretty, so very large, and increasingly in charge off the North Carolina coast.
    Michael Lowrey, November 17, 2011
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    An article that supports Hayward’s ‘death of environmentalism’ thesis

    The Bloomberg Businessweek headline reads “Why the Greens Matter Less to Obama 2012,” and the article details the Obama administration’s willingness to ignore environmentalists’ concerns about issues such as Keystone XL crude-oil pipeline. The protest garnered headlines, but even its organizers acknowledge they’re struggling to influence…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Patrick Michaels of George Mason University and the Cato Institute about his recent book, Climate Coup: Global Warming’s Invasion of Our Government and Our Lives. Jon Sanders’ guest Daily Journal delves into a recent presidential…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2011
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    Let’s hope he proves more capable than another N.C. State grad in a high-profile international role

    The News & Observer offers an interesting profile of new Libyan prime minister — and N.C. State engineering alumnus — Abdurrahim el-Keib. We can only hope that he’ll compile a better record than fellow Wolfpack engineering grad Rajendra Pachauri, chief global warming alarmist for the United…
    Mitch Kokai, November 3, 2011
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    In case you missed him …

    Daren Bakst discussed the future of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for natural gas in North Carolina during an interview for News 14 Carolina’s “Political Connections.”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2011
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    You know the president’s ‘green’ agenda isn’t faring well …

    … when even green-obsessed Newsweek titles a new article “Obama’s Big Green Mess”: This summer, federal inspectors made a routine visit to 11 homes in St. Louis to see what taxpayers got for the $5 billion that President Obama spent to help Americans weatherize…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2011