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There’s a booming business in America's forests. Some aren't happy about it

The fuel pellet industry is thriving. Supporters see it as a climate-friendly source of rural jobs. For others, it’s a polluter and destroyer of nature.
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North Carolina ghost forests grow due to sea level rise

Dead. Pale. Devoid of limbs. No, not the stars of horror stories, but families of trees sprawled across America's East Coast that are being swallowed by swarms of salty ocean water.

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Toxics

State analysis showcases promising solution to clean up North Carolina’s power sector

North Carolina is up against a climate deadline: In 10 years, the state needs to slash carbon pollution from the power sector 70% below 2005 levels by 2030.

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North Carolina fines Chemours $200,000 more for PFAS pollution

State regulators found the treatment measures Chemours took failed to stop residual PFAS from escaping the plant’s boundaries.
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Climate

Tiny town, big decision: What are we willing to pay to fight the rising sea?

On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community's very existence.

Justice

In fight against PFAS, some say Trump’s EPA fell short

Environmentalists dispute glowing 11th hour statements from Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency on successes in fight against PFAS.
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Hundreds of toxic sites at risk for flooding, which could endanger surrounding communities

Millions of Americans live near Superfund sites, areas the federal government considers contaminated as a result of hazardous waste that was dumped, mismanaged or otherwise left out in the open. Many of those sites are still awaiting cleanup.

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Justice

North Carolina: Cooper nominates new DEQ head

If confirmed, Dionne Delli-Gatti would follow in the footsteps of Michael Regan, who also came from the EDF and is now headed to the EPA.

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Justice

The pandemic's unequal impact on North Carolina water utilities and their customers

A new report depicts the financial challenges of providing water service in unprecedented times.

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Toxics

EPA nominee Regan touts collaboration during Senate confirmation hearing

North Carolina’s top environmental regulator would seek “common ground” if confirmed in the federal role.
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A consensus builder for EPA when some want a fighter

President Biden's pick to lead the E.P.A. knows how to reach out to Republicans, but in a polarized Washington, some worry he doesn't know how to fight them.
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Duke Energy’s North Carolina customers to see $1.1 billion savings

Duke Energy will bear partial costs of cleaning up coal ash. The work is estimated to cost $4 billion, so customers will foot three-quarters of the bill.
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Toxics

North Carolina DEQ cites Chemours for PFAS treatment system failure

The plant receives notice of violation for problems with a new treatment system expected to remove residual PFAS before they reach the river.
Justice

North Carolina: Smithfield project that converts hog waste to energy worries nearby residents

The N.C. Division of Air Quality granted Smithfield Foods and Dominion Energy one of the permits they need to move forward in completing a controversial project to create natural gas by using hog waste in Sampson and Duplin County.

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The pollution plumes of North Pole

An oil refining chemical has infiltrated the water of a small Alaskan town, but families—many worried about health issues—are left with more questions than answers.

Fractura Hidráulica: Sustancias químicas nocivas e incógnitas persiguen a los habitantes de Pensilvania rodeados de fracturación

Hicimos pruebas a familias en el país de la fracturación para detectar sustancias químicas nocivas y revelamos exposiciones inexplicables, niños enfermos y la "vida de ensueño" de una familia afectada.

Systemic racism continues to plague pandemic response: Derrick Z. Jackson

Remembering those have fallen to the collective selfishness of the prior White House and the nation's governors—a selfishness significantly stained by systemic racism.

Fractura Hidráulica: página de preguntas frecuentes

Encontramos exposiciones alarmantes a la probable contaminación por la fracturación hidráulica. Pero esto es sólo el principio de la historia.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

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