Category

Climate Stories
by Andrew Whelan For most people the connection between health and air pollution is easy to grasp. But what about health and climate change? “When we think of climate change, we don’t often think about how it affects children and adults with respiratory issues,” says Candace Cahoon of Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital. Candace Cahoon is a...
Environmental Justice Warren County
By Pamela Grundy and Calvin Cupini Environmental justice is the watchword of the day. The world is warming, and communities across the globe are organizing to address widespread environmental damage. The convergence of politics, economic power and racism means that pollution disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable communities. Environmental justice efforts target the root causes...
By Miles O’Brien In a recent Op-Ed, environmental engineer Jason West implored the media to make the connection between intensifying storms and climate change. I couldn’t agree more. Just talking about the devastation of Hurricane Florence is not enough. It is important to put it in context: we must prepare for this kind of storm...
  Medical Advocates for Healthy Air recently joined the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County (CCRC) and The Dogwood Alliance for the Rally for Health and Environmental Justice. The rally was held in Dobbins Heights, a small, low-income, predominately African American community where the nation’s largest biomass manufacturer, Enviva, wants to build its fourth wood pellet...
The Clean Air Act (CAA) was signed by President Richard Nixon on Dec. 31, 1970, to regulate air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. Before its passage, smog—a combination of ground-level ozone and particle pollution—posed a significant problem for many U.S. cities. Congress charged the newly formed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the primary role...
1 2 3 4 5

It’s the stories, news, events, and what we’re doing every day that help spread the message of change. Bookmark this page and check back often to stay up-to-date with CleanAIRE NC.

Categories

Topics