May 22, 2014 -
As scientists issue fresh warnings about the threat of dramatic sea-level rise over the coming centuries due to climate change, North Carolina officials in charge of ensuring the coastal state is planning adequately want to limit their forecasts to 30 years to satisfy the demands of pro-development interests.
May 21, 2014 -
A new study finds that people of color, the elderly and children are dying in disproportionate numbers due to poor social policies -- and that by far the most deadly region for pedestrians is the South.
May 19, 2014 -
Legislation to open the state to oil and gas drilling would impose prison time for unauthorized individuals to disclose chemicals in fracking fluids that the industry wants kept secret. At the same time, it fails to address some of fracking's most serious environmental and public health risks.
May 1, 2014 -
That's the question an environmental advocacy group raises in a new video about Duke Energy's Belews Creek power plant in Stokes County, NC. The video intensifies the spotlight shining on the company's environmental impact in the wake of a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River from another Duke plant.
April 17, 2014 -
A new study sheds light on how the color of your skin influences the quality of the air you breathe. And while the South ranks relatively high for environmental inequality, it turns out that it's among the regions with the least disparity between whites and nonwhites when it comes to lung-damaging air pollution exposure.
April 9, 2014 -
American Rivers has released its annual list of the 10 most endangered U.S. rivers, and three are in the South -- the Haw in North Carolina, the South Fork Edisto in South Carolina, and the Middle Mississippi in Kentucky.
March 26, 2014 -
Watchdog groups are raising concerns about calls to move coal ash from wet impoundments into dry landfills, warning of inevitable leakage from landfills that are typically located in low-income and minority communities. Instead, they propose storing the waste above ground in concrete vaults on power plant property.