Environment


Just in time for fall, Cardinal & Pine collects some of the best spots for picking apples in North Carolina. (Image for Shutterstock)
It’s Apple-Picking Season in North Carolina. Here’s Our Guide to the Best Spots This Fall.

Bar none, one of the best things you can do in North Carolina in the fall. Get picking.

Hikers in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina near Asheville. (Image via Shutterstock)
Beat the Crowds and Cabin Fever: Here Are Five Under-the-Radar Outdoor Destinations in North Carolina

The cure to your cabin fever is getting an actual cabin in North Carolina's ridiculously picturesque mountains.

Devastating flooding from Tropical Storm Fred has rendered many beloved Carolina falls and hiking trails dangerous or inaccessible. Pisgah National Forest was especially impacted, with the bridge at Skinny Dip Falls obliterated and the path of the water permanently altered. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Storm Damage to Western North Carolina Closes Landmarks Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

Many rivers, waterfalls, trails and roads are hazardous after Tropical Storm Fred. Here's a list of closures.

A sign warns motorists and others of flooding on New River Inlet Road in North Topsail Beach. A 2019 study by the Center for Climate Integrity, estimates that it will cost $724 million to adequately provide short term protection against flooding in N. Topsail. (Photo by Michael McElroy)
The Climate Report Is Bad. But There Is Something We Can Do About It.

The worst-case scenario for our warming planet — deadly fires, floods, and droughts — will require international cooperation by governments. And nothing less. 

A waterfront dock shows damage following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The 2021 hurricane season is off to a fast start. Here are some tips to prepare for any storms ahead. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
This Hurricane Season Will be Busy. Here’s How to Prepare Before a Big One Hits North Carolina.

In the first six weeks of the 2021 hurricane season, we’ve already clocked five named storms.

The blue heron takes flight at sunset in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
Hot Bird Summer: The Wildest NC Birds to Watch While You’re Out and About in Nature

From the hard-to-spot Wilson's storm-petrel to the effervescent scarlet tanager, a guided tour of North Carolina’s most colorful, feisty, and fascinating birds.

An early 20th century painting by Franz von Stuck, called A Swing in the Woods, depicts a red-haired woman, naked with buttocks exposed, enjoying a sling hung between two trees in a wooded, secluded area. To her right is a male figure, also nude, with arms raised in a pushing motion.
Don’t Get Naked, and Other Rules for New Nature Enthusiasts in NC

Here are seven rules reformed couch potatoes need to know when embracing the great outdoors in North Carolina.