Recently Three Rivers Land Trust (TRLT), a Salisbury-based conservation group, transferred 92 acres of forest to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC). The property is located in Montgomery County, near Troy, NC.
A new solar farm is being proposed for Pitt County, North Carolina that would cover nearly 1,000 acres. The project, being developed by Cypress Creek Renewables, would be one of the largest solar farms in the state.
Governor Roy Cooper and advocates are condemning Duke Energy’s latest proposal that relies on short-term solutions to meet the state’s net-zero emissions goals by 2050.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has authorized Chemours to import up to 4.4 million pounds of waste containing GenX, a type of “forever chemical,” from its facility in the Netherlands to its plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Some of the year’s hottest weather occurred throughout the summer in North Carolina, with temperatures reaching high 90s and heat indexes pushing over 110. The extreme heat is a risk for workers across the state, especially as North Carolina has little to no regulations to protect workers.
The Republican-led North Carolina legislature has blocked local governments from banning single-use plastic bags and Styrofoam containers. The provision was inserted into the state budget, which was signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper in September.
North Carolina Republicans have now overridden five more of Gov. Roy Cooper’s legislative vetoes, marking the 19th time they have blocked the governor’s vetoes during this session – but Democrats, advocates and pro-democracy groups are fighting
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing general permits that regulate hog farms, cattle farms, and poultry farms. The current review also includes permits for digester operations on hog, cattle, and wet poultry farms. That does not include the largely unregulated poultry farms in the state.
It’s officially Fall season here in North Carolina. The North Carolina State Fair is upon us and we are excited. Just sitting here thinking about all that good looking forward to the food that will make me run to the gym the following week. We can’t forget the rides and games that drive people through the gates every year.
Eleven public water systems in North Carolina have detected levels of the toxic compound PFAS above the EPA’s proposed maximum contaminant level of 4 parts per trillion (ppt). This information was revealed through the EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR), which requires public water systems to sample for certain unregulated contaminants, including PFAS.