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Why I Care About Clean Air

Ever since I started college, people have been asking me what I want to study or what I plan to pursue as a major. When I tell them that I am interested in the environment and medicine, they are always perplexed. They ask me how I am interested in two topics that have...

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The Exposures of Summer

Summer is the time for yard work.  Love it or hate it, millions of Americans maintain lawns at their homes, using a variety of tools.  Those tools can be a source of pollution, as our AirKeeper Robert Parr found out. Gas-powered lawn mowers are not subject to the same...

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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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Porter Ridge Middle School students get hands on!

"Union County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, filled with new developments, traffic, and businesses sprouting up on every corner. One of the concerns of all that sprawl and development is that the once quiet, peaceful rural areas will soon become...

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GUEST BLOG: “The Countdown to Climate Change” Symposium

Growing up in the 1960’s Civil Rights era I speak as an advocate for justice and equality, I see every day as an opportunity to create the compassionate world we want to live in. As a writer, I feel it is my obligation to hold a mirror up to the world to remind us to...

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GUEST BLOG: Clean Air Carolina Presents at Appalachian State

As a class of graduate students studying environmental policy, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to hear from Mr. Terry Lansdell of Clean Air Carolina at Appalachian State University. He was able to provide an inside perspective on the issues surrounding air...

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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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