Environment (page 115)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina public schools have higher graduation rates, but lower standardized test scores, according to the latest statewide ABCs report. Terry Stoops analyzes those mixed results during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Michael Sanera discusses the possibility of “water wars” in North Carolina’s future, while Mount…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2011
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    DOE Subcommittee Releases Report on Hydraulic Fracturing

    Fracking is a process that allows the recovery of natural gas and oil from deep shale formations. The United States Department of Energy’s natural gas subcommittee just released a draft report (PDF) on hydraulic fracturing. The committee, which was charged with making recommendations on fracking, will…
    Daren Bakst, August 17, 2011
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    Invasive Species of the Moment

    Wild hogs: “Pigs are just astronomically destructive on the landscape. They can completely alter an ecosystem once they reach numbers that are large enough.” — Brad Howard, a biologist and private lands program coordinator for the state Wildlife Resources Commission.
    Michael Lowrey, August 14, 2011
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    Why Auto Emission Regulations Aren’t Economical For NC

    In a time of economic uncertainty and stock market volatility, a report cited in the The News and Observer, stating that North Carolina is the 4th largest employer of clean and efficient auto parts in the country, might seem like a glimmer of hope for North Carolina’s future.  This ranking…
    Kristin Szafranski, August 11, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with law professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University about using free-market policies to protect the environment. Donna Martinez’s guest Daily Journal explains why government often serves us best by getting out of the way.
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2011
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    Breaking wind power myths

    You already know that wind power falls well short of its advocates’ hopes, but the latest National Review offers more evidence: Britain’s experience with wind power illustrates how engineering truths always triumph over green dreams. Proponents admit that erecting the turbines and other necessary equipment is…
    Mitch Kokai, August 1, 2011
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    Re: This debate is a must watch

    Roy, after watching the debate you cited, people can revisit the February 2009 debate in Hickory between John Christy and William Schlesinger. Find the entire 1:15:15 video clip here or click the YouTube clip below to watch the first segment of an eight-part series uploaded at that site.
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2011
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    Big Brother DOE style

    The US Department of Energy is sponsoring a webinar for local government officials to train them to use behavior modification techniques on their citizens.  It seems that DOE believes that it is government’s job to manipulate citizens in ways they believe are in their best interest. In other words, the…
    Michael Sanera, July 26, 2011