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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Third Fork Creek is in trouble

Posted By on Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Third Fork Creek in Durham, which, if followed to its final destination, dumps into the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the city’s dirtiest waterways. It is nearly a dead zone for fish and aquatic life, which may explain in part why I haven’t seen as many herons along its banks in Forest Hill Park. The creek, which is on the state’s list of impaired waterways, runs through densely populated urban areas, the source of most of the pollution. Its headwaters are near Forest Hills Park and N.C. Central University and head southeast through Hope Valley and Woodcroft, into Jordan...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Science under assault this morning at the legislature

Posted By on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM

At 11 a.m. there is an event at the Legislature that, if the lead-up is any indication, will be the mother of all dog-and-pony shows. At the invitation of Rep. George Cleveland, a Republican from coastal Onslow County, John Droz is scheduled to deliver his 155-slide presentation (Droz notes it's "shorter, simpler and less complete") titled "Science Under Assault" to legislators in the auditorium in the Legislative Building. Yet Droz, a fellow of the right-wing American Tradition Institute, is a primary assailant of science. I know, it's hard to wrap your mind around. Droz is a member of NC-20, a...

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