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Farmer co-ops are giving Latinx communities room to grow

In addition to building economic security, small-scale cooperative farms in North Carolina are strengthening community and a sense of home-grown pride.
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Justice

How the American South is paying the price for Europe's 'green' energy

How the European Union's drive to curb carbon emissions led to pollution and community disruption in the American South.

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Climate

Can land conservation and dual-use solar on farms coexist?

Massachusetts is one of the national leaders in renewable energy, but conservationists worry that a push to expand solar on farms will lead to cutting down forests and paving over cropland.
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Toxics

Juul settles N.C. vaping case, agrees to pay $40 million

The settlement is the first in a stream of lawsuits against the company, which has been accused of deceptive marketing practices that contributed to a wave of nicotine addiction in teenagers.
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Climate

N.C. weighs joining RGGI, closing all Duke's coal plants

A group of North Carolina Republican lawmakers, including the House majority leader, rolled out highly anticipated energy legislation this week, while a state environmental panel advanced a proposal to join a regional cap-and-trade system.
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Justice

Some incarcerated meatpacking workers spent ‘100 percent’ of their time in high-risk settings during pandemic

Some meatpacking plant workers found themselves at the intersection of two of the riskiest settings during the pandemic: Correctional facilities and meatpacking plants.

Justice

Raleigh's new environmental justice rules deal blow to plan to store hazmat near Black neighborhood

A plan to rezone about an acre and a half of land off Jones Sausage Road on Raleigh's southeast side has put the city's new environmental justice initiatives into full focus.
Justice

Where are the U.S.’s natural gas pipelines? Often in vulnerable communities

A new nation-wide analysis shows that counties with higher social vulnerability are home to a denser web of natural gas pipelines.

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Toxics

Senate Republicans ready to block Cooper environment chief

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's pick to lead the state's environmental agency appears doomed in the state Senate, where Republicans on a key committee formally opposed the Democrat's choice on Wednesday.

Biodiversity

8 red wolves released into wild provide hope for critically endangered species

A look at America's most endangered wolf, and how this news is "a step in the right direction" for the species.

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Toxics

Environmentalists want NC governor to halt pellet plants

Advocates for environmental justice and eastern North Carolina residents urged Gov. Roy Cooper to block permits for future wood pellet plants and pay more attention to their effects on health.

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