Environment


In this 2016 file photo, people gather in front of a Flint, Mich. church before participating in a national march to highlight the push for clean water. (Image via Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
NC Could Shrink Drinking Water Lead Levels Under This Federal Plan

An ambitious piece of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal would replace lead pipes across the country.

A hiker on top of Grandfather Mountain. Image via Visit NC.
Enjoy NC’s Outdoor Splendor This Earth Day with These Hiking and Paddling Trails

If you’re looking to get out there this Earth Day, check out our list of some top hikes and trails to explore in North Carolina this spring.

Nominee for EPA Administrator, Michael Regan, speaks at the Queen theater on December 19, 2020 in Wilmington, DE.  (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
Michael Regan Could Become the First Black Man to Head Up the EPA

Regan most recently served as North Carolina's top environmental regulator, where he oversaw the largest coal ash cleanup in United States history.

President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly offered the job of EPA chief to Michael Regan, who's led NC's environmental agency since 2017. (Image via NC DEQ)
Biden Picks North Carolina Environmental Chief to Lead EPA

Biden's pick, Michael Regan, has led NC's top environmental agency during a tumultuous time, including cleanup of the Cape Fear River.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, who is pushing an aggressive renewable energy plan, called President Donald Trump a "climate arsonist" this year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
‘Clean Energy Revolution’: Where Joe Biden and Roy Cooper’s Climate Change Policies Converge

With the country facing economic and environmental calamity, here's how Joe Biden and Roy Cooper agree on climate change plans.

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Cardinal Issues: How Climate and the Environment Factor in Four Key NC Senate Races

NC candidates strike a sharp contrast on environmental issues such as climate change, renewable energy, and water pollution.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks 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.