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Appalachia's Fall Colors Safe for Now

View from Rabun Bald peak on the GA/NC border. Elevation of 4,696 feet. Photo courtesy: Robynne Boyd It was time to get away. Remove myself from the city and head to the Appalachian Mountains to watch its warm-weather greens turn to the auburns, tangerines and rusts of autumn.First thing I noticed on arriving at the mountain cabin in the southwestern part of the state, just outside Highlands, NC, was the pressing quiet...

October 31, 2012 — Robynne Boyd
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Energy policy is shaped by what you think about energy

Friend of the blog Sheril Kirshenbaum has a piece up over at NPR’s 13.7 blog about energy perception and policy reality (link). Her point? That what the public thinks about energy – what they want, think they want, or think they know – shapes the decisions politicians make about energy and environmental policy: Personal attitudes, concerns, and priorities are determined by more than just "the facts." We take into account stories in the media, the talking points of politicians, vocal celebrities and religious leaders, as well as the opinions of family and friends...

October 15, 2012 — David Wogan

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