Environment


Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
‘Failure to Act is a Huge Crisis.’ NC Environmentalist Sees Promise in Biden Climate Plan

As California wildires burn, a NC environmentalist talks the sharp contrast of Biden and Trump's climate plans.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Biden’s Plan for the Climate Is Focused on Clean Jobs. Trump Says ‘It Will Start Getting Cooler.’

Both presidential nominees spoke about the environment as wildfires burn throughout the West Coast. Only Biden has released a plan to fight climate change.

A solar power array in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
What A Clean Energy Economy Could Do For North Carolina

Implementing clean energy is about more than protecting the environment—it also creates equity and fuels economic growth, NC officials say.

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Trump to Dump Rules That Protect You From Methane

Rolling back emissions rules for oil and gas companies is dangerous for the environment and your health.

A 5.1-magnitude quake hit with an epicenter in Sparta, NC Sunday morning, but despite the social media rumors, fracking was not to blame. (Image via Town of Sparta)
No, Sunday’s Earthquake in NC Was Not Caused By Fracking

NC experienced a 5.1-magnitude earthquake Sunday, but experts say the quake had nothing to do with fracking, despite the social media rumors.

Cleanup begins following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The storm is past but researchers are expecting an extremely active hurricane season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Why North Carolina Should Expect a Fierce Hurricane Season

Researchers are predicting an ‘extremely active’ hurricane season for NC, with climate change and warmer seas playing a part.

A waterfront dock shows damage following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. A nearby nuclear plant reportedly lost power early Tuesday, spurring safety fears at the facility. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
As Isaias Approached NC, A Nuclear Power Plant Temporarily Lost Power

A North Carolina nuclear plant in the path of Tropical Storm Isaias reported an “unusual” loss of power Tuesday morning, officials reported.