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North Carolina cities and counties are facing an urgent problem that exists nationwide: how to dispose of waste safely and economically. The state is considering incineration and recycling, and forecasting the environmental impact of continued landfill use.
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1045
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Global TransPark, North Carolina's proposed air cargo/industrial park in Kinston, promises many benefits for the state, yet has its share of risks.
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North Carolina Insight (NoCar JK 4101 N3x), Vol. 14 Issue 2, Sept 1992, p26-39, il, por, map Periodical Website
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1221
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A state environmental index proposed by the Martin administration is a set of indicators that would track the condition of North Carolina's environment and natural resources. The program is suffering from a lack of financial support.
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The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research conducted a 50-state survey to compare North Carolina's pesticide regulatory programs with the other states'. Results present strengths and weaknesses of the programs, as well as comparative rankings.
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North Carolina Insight (NoCar JK 4101 N3x), Vol. 15 Issue 2-3, Sept 1994, p61-84, 88-91, 94-95, il, f Periodical Website
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The amount of pesticides being used by farmers in North Carolina and the U.S. is difficult to determine. The 1990 Farm Bill included record- keeping requirements for applications of pesticides, in an effort to compile comprehensive information on usage.
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Pesticides provide many benefits, such as increased crop production and insect reduction, but at the same time cause health problems and environmental damage. Governmental agencies must consider these factors in regulating the use of pesticides.
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1904
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North Carolina's three pesticide oversight boards - Pesticide Advisory Committee, Structural Pest Control Committee, and Pesticide Board - regulate and enforce use, sale, application, and disposal of pesticides.
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North Carolina Insight (NoCar JK 4101 N3x), Vol. 15 Issue 2-3, Sept 1994, p32-43, 45-56, 60, il, f Periodical Website
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2544
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School choice, an educational approach that allows parents to choose the schools their children will attend, encompasses a range of options that include magnet schools, charter schools, and private schools.
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North Carolina Insight (NoCar JK 4101 N3x), Vol. 16 Issue 2, Sept 1995, p2-7, 10-11, 15-29, il, f Periodical Website
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2546
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Magnet schools attract students because of their unique academic offerings. They provide many parents an opportunity to enroll their children in schools that develop their particular skills and talents.
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2545
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For many parents, school choice does not mean sending their children to special schools or private schools. It means they would rather keep their children closer to home in neighborhood schools.
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2547
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A sampling from a number of polls, including Gallup and Lou Harris, reveals that the general public has differing views on the concept of school choice.
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2901
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Recent polls, including Gallup, indicate the public favors shifting more power from the federal to state governments. However, results on particular issues are often mixed; for example, the public favors a strong federal role on environmental protection.
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Cutbacks in federal funding for the arts are affecting state groups. For example, the Durham-based African-American Dance Ensemble will reduce performances in smaller communities and school performances.
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Dislike from some public segments and some legislators of two early works in the Art Works for State Buildings Program led to its repeal in 1995. The two works were The Education Wall and The Spiraling Sound Axis, both part of buildings in Raleigh.
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3160
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Overall, private and public support for the arts in the state increased between 1990 and 1995. Federal funds, however, declined significantly, while state and local government funding rose. The private donations, the largest source, rose only moderately.
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North Carolina Insight (NoCar JK 4101 N3x), Vol. 16 Issue 4, Nov 1996, p2-7,14-27,33-54,62-65, il, f Periodical Website
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