Trucks and buses make up around 3% of road traffic, but emit 26% of North Carolina’s smog and 32% percent of particulate matter and other hazardous air pollutants.
Tag Archives: Environment
Endangered Green Salamanders in Need of Protection
They’re elusive, colorful, covered in mucus, and an integral part of the local ecosystem currently threatened with extinction.
Why Fusion Ignition Is Being Hailed as a Major Breakthrough in Fusion – A Nuclear Physicist Explains
Fusion is a nuclear reaction that combines two atoms to create one or more new atoms with slightly less total mass.
Over $17 Million in Grants Awarded to Improve North Carolina State Parks
The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) awarded over $17 million in grants to fund nearly 40 local parks and recreation projects in the state.
A Closer Look at the Problem of Contaminated Drinking Water Wells in NC
Under a special state fund 658 drinking water wells were sampled for contamination, many of them in Wake County
Bees Face Many Challenges – and Climate Change is Ratcheting up the Pressure | Opinion
The extreme weather that has battered much of the U.S. in 2022 doesn’t just affect humans.
Strange Occurrences at Ocracoke Island
Ocracoke Island, one of North Carolina’s popular vacation destinations, has experienced its fair share of phenomena involving sea creatures.
After Community Outcry, EPA Won’t Send Soil From Superfund Site to Sampson County Landfill
Facing vigorous opposition from environmental justice advocates, the EPA won’t send contaminated soil from the Kerr-McGee Superfund site in Navassa, in Brunswick County, to the Sampson County landfill, federal records show.
Rare Leucistic Turtle Hatching in Cape Hatteras
Albinism occurs when an animal’s eyes appear pink and its skin and hair white because of a lack of melanin.
Moving the Misery Around: EPA Approves Plan to Truck Contaminated Soil From One Black Community to Another
Contaminated soil from a Superfund site in Navassa will be shipped to one of three landfills outside Brunswick County, likely moving toxic pollution from one non-white or low-income community to another.