Stories tagged: "environment"


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.

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.