North Carolina sues DuPont, spinoff Chemours over GenX contamination

North Carolina filed a lawsuit alleging that DuPont and then Chemours knew for decades the threats to human health posed by GenX and other perfluorinated chemicals that they were discharging into the Cape Fear River.

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Protection for the rich, retreat for the poor

How the United States' implementation of climate change adaptation programs is exacerbating inequality and breeding a new form of climate gentrification.


Senate 2020: In storm-torn North Carolina, an embattled republican tries a climate-friendly image

Sen. Thom Tillis no longer denies climate science, but he is trailing a Democrat who says the state needs stronger environmental leadership.

River otters thriving in North Carolina, studies show

Most people would agree, river otters are adorable. But beyond their playfulness, the otters have an important role in determining the health of a river system.


Otters are thriving. That's great for all of us

Otters can help determine a river's health. Researchers studied otters throughout the state. What they found could be good news for humans.

NC Attorney General brings in national law firm for PFAS investigation

North Carolina's attorney general has partnered with a national law firm with extensive experience in PFAS litigation, signaling a potentially significant expansion of the state's legal efforts against companies that put these "forever chemicals" into the air and water in North Carolina.


Analysis: N.C.’s rural COVID-19 rate stems from meatpacking plants

While nursing homes and prisons made up most rural hot spots in the spring, growing evidence now points to a different major “engine of spread” that has lurked beneath the radar of public awareness and official recognition: meat-processing.

Isaias unleashes floods and tornadoes as it pummels the Atlantic coast

Officials warned residents to stay out of harm’s way as at least two people were killed by tornadoes, and two others from fallen trees. Millions were left without power.

Carolinas brace for Isaias as states assess how to plan for storms in a pandemic

Some say they will not go to shelters even if ordered because of coronavirus fears.

Rising seas could menace millions beyond shorelines, study finds

As climate change raises sea levels, storm surges and high tides will push farther inland, a team of researchers says.
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Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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