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by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky If you’ve been outside at all in the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that it’s brutally hot out. We are in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave, and just experienced the hottest June on record. We can expect future heatwaves to be longer and more intense as the climate crisis worsens....
by Emma Frantz While the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates increasingly highlight climate change solutions in their platforms, and President Trump attempts to roll back existing climate and energy policies, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) is standing with medical and public health professionals to call climate change what it really is: a health emergency. As...
by Kasantha Moodley and George Wyeth In ways that did not exist even ten years ago, everyday people are acting as scientists: contributing their time and data to make notable discoveries, answer lingering questions, and develop awareness. Motivated by technology innovations, public concern, and limited institutional capacity, citizen science is gently reshaping the conventional systems...
by Daniel Parkhurst As you may have seen from our recent posts about the wood pellet industry in North Carolina, Clean Air Carolina is working hard to reduce dangerous emissions from Enviva and other biomass producers. Manufacturing wood pellets releases air pollutants that cause serious health concerns for surrounding communities. Now, a new report is...
by Pamela Grundy and Andrew Whelan As part of our ongoing effort to make air pollution visible, Clean Air Carolina has built and maintained dozens of ozone gardens at schools and other venues through our Clean Air for Kids program. Last week, we brought our campaign right to the steps of the governor’s mansion. On...
by Daniel Parkhurst This month Clean Air Carolina, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), won a settlement with Enviva Hamlet and the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that will result in a 95% reduction in dangerous emissions from a key unit at the Enviva Hamlet facility....
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...
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