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by Stephanie Johannes As a pediatrician and a mother, I am particularly concerned about the impacts of climate change on maternal and child health. Pregnant women are especially at risk from heat because they have a higher body temperature to start with, and are “cooling for two”, which makes them more susceptible to dehydration, heat exhaustion,...
by Joel Porter and Daisha Williams Last week CleanAIRE NC and SELC reached a settlement agreement with Align RNG and the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that will improve community health protections at a proposed biogas plant in Sampson County. Align RNG has agreed to set new limits on air pollution coming from the...
Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Kathleen Sullivan 919-945-7106 [email protected] Settlement sets new limits, improves monitoring on gas project to better protect community CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Eastern North Carolina will benefit from new operating limits and better monitoring that will provide greater protections against...
Methyl bromide is an incredibly dangerous air pollutant. Exposure to methyl bromide can damage our eyes, skin, lungs, kidneys, and central nervous system. Yet despite the risks, this neurotoxin is commonly used through eastern North Carolina at log fumigation plants, endangering the health of the communities that surround these facilities. CleanAIRE NC worked for several...
by Ulla Reeves Every year, over 12 million people visit North Carolina’s most treasured natural area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Despite it being our region’s most iconic natural area, and the most visited national park in the United States, the Smokies are constantly facing threats from air pollution. The people visiting and enjoying the...
The fight against climate change, air pollution, and environmental injustice leaves us little time to slow down. CleanAIRE NC will continue to support the innovative programming and partnerships that have long been Clean Air Carolina’s calling card. Through advocacy, education, and community-driven research, we are working to ensure that all North Carolinians have clean air...
by June Blotnick, Executive Director It’s been a long time coming, but I’m thrilled that I can finally announce our big news: Clean Air Carolina is now CleanAIRE NC! And we’re not just changing our name. We’re unveiling a top-to-bottom redesign with a new logo, a new look, and a new website. Don’t worry, we’re...
by Maria Sharova, CleanAIRE NC Citizen Science Program Manager The Clean Air Carolina Citizen Science Program started in 2016, and has grown across the state over the last five years. As our organization has grown, so has our work, and we are committed to fighting climate change and environmental injustices while advocating for clean air....
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