North Carolina poultry plant workers say Butterball isn't protecting them from COVID-19

Workers and advocates say Butterball has given little to no precautionary guidance until this week, despite the high risk for surrounding communities.
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Black farmers build their own food scene in Forsyth County, NC

There are only a handful of Black farmers remaining in Forsyth County, North Carolina, but their impact is changing the region’s food landscape.

A 'new norm' after the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus has brought death and devastation, but professionals from different walks of life say it could also bring positive changes once it subsides.

Dozens are killed as tornadoes and severe weather strike southern states

The storm carved a destructive path across six states on Sunday and Monday, causing widespread damage and cutting power to tens of thousands of customers.

How long will it take to rid PFAS from private wells?

A reader’s question spurs North Carolina Health News' look for answers. Experts say it'll be a couple of decades at least before PFAS is gone from wells.

Migrant farmworkers feed America, and they’re at high risk for a coronavirus outbreak

Living in crowded dorms with no space to quarantine the sick, farm laborers are 'petrified'.

First-of-its kind wood pellet plant leaves North Carolina community wondering

A new kind of wood pellet plant is raising questions in North Carolina's Robeson County — from how it will impact public health to whether it's in line with Gov. Roy Cooper's goals on climate pollution.

NC State to establish PFAS research center

The NC State center will expand on existing studies and take a deeper look into getting rid of what have been dubbed 'forever chemicals.'

How hip hop can bring green issues to communities of color

The environmental movement has largely failed to connect with people of color and marginalized urban communities. By confronting issues from contaminated water to climate change, hip hop music can help bridge that divide.

This pipeline case could gut 100 years of safeguards for federal parks

The Supreme Court is poised to allow a gas pipeline to pass underneath the Appalachian Trail. Experts can’t believe the case has gotten this far.

North Carolina’s hog industry could turn a corner—for better or worse

Local groups have been organizing community members to document and resist dangerous conditions for decades, but the industry has resisted demands for change. That is beginning to shift.

School boards eye filtration to remove PFAS

Amidst growing PFAS concerns schools in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties are planning to install new water filtration systems in their water.

Supreme Court seems ready to back pipeline across Appalachian Trail

Environmental groups seek to block the $8 billion pipeline, which would deliver natural gas from West Virginia to North Carolina, crossing the famed hiking trail.
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