Environment (page 112)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Democrats and left-leaning political pundits have claimed in recent months that Republicans are waging a “war on women.” Jon Ham examines the media’s role in documenting that “war” in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses an education reform plan from leading state senators, and…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2012
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    Federal protection for rattlesnakes?

    Could be, which would put a new meaning to the “don’t tread on me” theme made famous by the Gadsden flag.  Seems that the The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing whether the eastern diamondback rattlesnake should be declared an endangered species. The big and highly…
    Michael Lowrey, May 10, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about consumer protections that have been urged in connection with North Carolina’s consideration of legalizing hydraulic fracturing for shale gas. John Hood’s Daily Journal makes the case for the Bacon test.
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2012
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    Very large, very invasive species of the moment

    Wild swine. Now in 88 of the state’s 100 counties and expected to be everywhere in the state very soon as they breed like crazy: Pigs are famous with the public for eating almost anything, famous to hunters as a wily opponent and famous among scientists for an extraordinary…
    Michael Lowrey, May 6, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A sexual harassment scandal rocked state Democratic Party headquarters in April. John Hood discusses potential political implications during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson discusses a state board’s efforts to shut down a nutrition blogger, and you’ll hear details of state House and Senate plans…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2012
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    Stossel pokes holes in the ‘green economy’ myth

    John Stossel‘s latest column disputes popular notions about the goverment’s ability to make our lives better by boosting the “green economy.” Politicians specialize in convincing you that, with their help, you can have your cake and eat it, too. The idea of a new…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2012
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    ‘Overwhelming’ opposition to fracking?

    The following News & Observer lede caught my attention this morning: State regulators Tuesday issued a long-awaited analysis of fracking, reiterating that the mining method can be done safely in North Carolina, despite overwhelming public opposition to the natural gas extraction technique. Overwhelming public opposition? Really?…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2012
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    This weekend at Carolina Journal Radio

    A top N.C. Commerce Department official faces scrutiny because of his role in trying to secure $2 million in federal funds for a sustainability nonprofit he chaired. Rick Henderson discusses details of the case for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Daniel Fine of the New Mexico…
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2012