Category: Health

Guest Blog: Time is of the essence

Key findings from two critical reports on climate change By: Dorothy Rawleigh Climate change will continue to cause increasing temperatures, extremes of precipitation, flooding events, catastrophic wildfires, ocean acidification and warming, according to the Fourth...

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Planting Seeds of Change

Thanks to our supporters, Clean Air Carolina is promoting STEM education in schools, inspiring students to become informed stewards of our environment. Renew your membership or join Clean Air Carolina today, and help us engage more young people in our mission to...

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GUEST BLOG: Stressed Out

Climate change threatens mental health, diminishes regulatory oversight when it’s needed most – a guest blog by MAHA member and Certified Health Education Specialist, Dorothy Rawleigh.

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GUEST BLOG: On Losing Your Marbles

Guest blog by Bill Schlesinger, one of the nation’s leading ecologists and earth scientists and a passionate advocate for translating science for lay audiences. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Bill has served as dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke and president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

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Key Questions for Elected Officials

With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, do you want to know what federal, state, and local policies we should be asking our candidates and elected officials about? Here’s a list of key questions to ask.

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UNC Charlotte Joins MAHA Clean Construction Partnership

Universities regularly undergo construction to address the needs of the community and improve the education and training they provide. pollutants that cause adverse health outcomes and exacerbate ongoing health conditions. We’re happy to announce that the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte) has joined the MAHA Clean Construction Partnership to substantially reduce diesel pollution at their construction sites and improve public health.

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GUEST BLOG: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

Sponsored by Clean Air Carolina and the Duke University Environmental Health Scholars Program, the current issue of the NC Medical Journal includes a host of commentaries and articles covering everything from the impact of concentrated animal feeding operations on rural residents, to unexpected sources and effects of pollution, to local and statewide programs aimed at improving air and water quality.

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Air Quality Health Impacts of CAFOs

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) today are integral to the growth of the animal product market. Cattle, swine, and poultry CAFOs and related facilities generated more than $120 billion in 2004 and the industry has continued to grow. However, this revenue does not reflect the negative health impacts that CAFOs have on surrounding communities.

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