Category: Environmental Justice

GUEST BLOG: There’s Something in the Air -Mattie Marshall

Ross, Marshall, and Hughes have been dedicated to tracking the air quality of the west side using special monitors provided by Clean Air Carolina. As the first AirKeepers to use the new home monitors, they have served as citizen scientists and have been collecting, tracking, and helping to interpret the air quality data captured by their devices.

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AirKeeper Spotlight: Steve O’Neil

North Carolina has a proud contingent of naturalists, conservationists, and citizens interested in protecting the natural splendor of the state. One very dedicated naturalist working with Clean Air Carolina, Steve O’Neil, founder of Earthshine Nature Programs, has been finding AirKeeper partners all over western North Carolina.  He’s installed multiple particle monitors, including at the Cherokee Welcome Center, and most recently at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Center (PARI)!

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Clean Air for Cliffside

Local landmark to host first-of-its-kind air sensor Historic Cliffside, North Carolina is home to many people who love the state and care deeply about its natural environment.  Rutherford and Cleveland Counties are home to some of the former mill communities that put...

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Guest Blog: Duke Rate Hike Should be Denied

Duke Energy is under close scrutiny for a recently proposed rate hike to cover the costs of coal ash leaching and associated environmental remediation, grid modernization, and new gas plants. A number of advocacy groups, expert testimony on behalf of corporations Apple, Facebook, and Google, as well as various editorial pieces, have strongly criticized this proposition. The NC Utilities Commission should deny this request for a number of reasons.

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AirKeepers Join the Wood Pellet Forum

Biomass Energy in NC On Saturday, September 29th, Clean Air Carolina staff traveled to Wilmington, NC for the first ever Wood Pellet Forum. The event was a special meeting of stakeholders, advocates, economists, scientists and the general public focusing on the...

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AirKeepers Program Launches in Durham

Clean Air Carolina hosted its first AirKeepers Launch breakfast in Durham on September 20.  In attendance were air quality researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University, representatives from Durham City/County and NC Division of Public Health, and clean air...

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