Is climate change impacting fish along the NC coast?

Twenty scientists from 13 institutes around the world now report that 2020 brought the highest ocean temperatures since 1955.

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One third of U.S. rivers changed their color, three decades of satellite images show

Viewing the color of an entire river from space can reveal a lot about water quality, a new study says.


North Carolina will pay for climate inaction: Report

A new report shows that the effects of climate change will significantly cost state residents and the economy over the next three decades without urgent action to curb climate-warming pollution.

Biden’s EPA pick has experience lifting a discouraged agency

Michael Regan, President-elect Biden's choice for EPA administrator, won kudos for his work to rejuvenate a beleaguered North Carolina environmental agency.

North Carolina environmental chief to head EPA

The EPA announcement followed a briefing in which scientists said “forever chemicals” could make people more vulnerable to COVID-19.

Report tallies the costs of climate change on N.C. economy, health

The report for the Environmental Defense Fund tallies potential costs of climate change over the next 20 to 30 years in eight areas, including real estate, health and safety, tourism and various industrial sectors.

Biden to pick Michael Regan, North Carolina environment regulator, to head EPA

Mr. Biden also has been under pressure to make his cabinet choices more racially diverse. If confirmed, Mr. Regan is expected to bring a strong focus on racial equity to the agency.


From Alaska to Florida, harmful PFAS compounds pollute water at multiple sites in every state

Wherever you are in the U.S., there's a good chance you can find harmful PFAS compounds in water near you.


Documents show scope of COVID-19 in North Carolina meat industry

At the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of positive cases at 10 North Carolina meatpacking plants was 75 percent higher than reported publicly, internal health department records reveal.


The North Carolina hog industry's answer to pollution: A $500m pipeline project

Instead of implementing safer systems, activists say Smithfield Foods is seeking to profit from hog waste under the guise of 'renewable energy'.


Authenticity versus longevity for preservation: Which matters more?

As the past is wiped away, experts must choose between authenticity and longevity.

Raleigh Catholic church fights climate change with solar panels

Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi gathered this week to celebrate something their Catholic church now has in common with the Vatican: home-grown solar electricity.


North Carolina: Task force recommends “deep discounts” so poor residents can afford clean water

A task force on PFAS recommends Pittsboro buy in-home filtration systems in bulk and sell them to residents at a reduced price.

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Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

LISTEN: Dana Williamson on bringing communities to the forefront of environmental justice research

"There needs to be more intentionality around working with communities that are experiencing environmental inequities."

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the health effects of fracking on "In This Climate"

"People in communities with fracking are fearful about the exposures they're facing from the industry."

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

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