Category: Environment

  • De-strawed customers are ‘distrawght’

    In the “summer of plastic straw bans,” North Carolina’s restaurant industry is feeling the heat. “Drunk people, they are walking around without straws and they are confused,” Hibernian Assistant General Manager Susan Kemben said. After a video of…

  • Few raise questions about GenX’s impact in solar panels

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 793: GenX dumped in the Cape Fear River has generated plenty of headlines. But there’s been much less publicity surrounding the presence of GenX and related chemicals in solar panels that dot the N.C. landscape. Dan Way, associate editor of Carolina Journal, reports…

  • Scare tactics to push government policies for renewable energy

    The News & Observer writes unquestioningly about another renewable energy industry report that promotes ongoing government favoritism for renewable energy. “Clean energy is becoming an increasingly important part of North Carolina’s economy,” begins the N&O. But the report itself, “Renewables on the Rise 2018” from the Environment N.C. Research & Policy…

  • The most important counties in N.C. politics today

    Everyone loves lists, and the internet age now has us addicted to them — the top-five greatest tennis grand-slam finals between left-handers, the top 10 best-looking spouses of celebrity chefs, etc.    Obviously, I jumped at the chance when asked to compile a list of such lists of North Carolina…

  • Dispelling myths surrounding climate change and CO2

    Much of the public debate surrounding global warming and climate change involves an inaccurate understanding of how carbon dioxide, CO2, actually works. Bill Lynch, author of a new book on global warming temperatures and projections, dispelled CO2 myths during a presentation Monday for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

  • How will the workforce change? 

    I think a lot about the job market this time of year. This is because of all the graduations of high school and college seniors, and the fact many of them will be looking for their first full-time job.    It’s a cliché to say these young people will be entering…