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Rural Clean Energy Imperative for Healthy Air

Although North Carolina’s economy has been largely based on agriculture, more than 60% of North Carolinians now live in urban areas. People in rural areas of the state bear the burden of the activities of urbanized neighbors, however. Most of our state’s electrical...

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Making Air Visible – CAC’s Annual Meeting

On your morning bike ride or daily walk with the dog, it’s hard to know exactly how clean the air is you’re breathing. You can often tell if a truck or an old car goes by because you can smell the fumes, but in North Carolina most air pollution is invisible. It’s the...

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Citizen Science at Oaklawn Language Academy

This November, Oaklawn Language Academy 7th graders investigated the air around their school using AirBeam monitors which measure fine particulate matter also known as PM2.5. They are part of Clean Air Carolina’s Clean Air Zones Monitoring Project designed to protect...

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Making Air Visible: Join Us on Dec 6

Now that the election is over, those of us who care about the environment need to find as many opportunities to come together, learn about the most pressing issues, and continue to advocate for action. We invite you to do so on Tuesday, December 6 at Central Piedmont...

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Medical Advocates Fall Update

View/Download a printable version of our 2016 Fall Newsletter Wake County Transit Referendum Endorsed Traffic is a major concern for Wake County, which is growing by 64 people per day. MAHA has endorsed the Wake County Transit Referendum, which will appear on the...

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Citizen Scientists discover Lawnmowers = Air Pollution

Environmental science students at East Mecklenburg High School became citizen scientists this October. They explored air quality on their school campus in teams of four and five, equipped with AirBeam monitors and tablets outfitted with the AirCasting App. Via...

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Clean Air, Clean Water Film Fest 2016

With over 60 attendees, Clean Air Carolina and the Catawba Riverkeeper hosted its third annual Clean Air Clean Water Film Festival on October 25.  This year we featured a series of films on a variety of topics relating to air and water, most positive, but all...

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Biketoberfest 2016 was a HUGE success!

Clean Air Carolina continues to support all sorts of clean air events, policies and programs across the state.  Please join us! From Sustain Charlotte: "Biketoberfest 2016 was a HUGE success! Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, raffle donors, volunteers...

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3rd Annual Clean Air Clean Water Film Fest, Oct 25

There’s an abundance of negative information coming to us from all directions these days from every media format available. Need a break? Here’s an opportunity to see and hear some much needed good news! The Clean Air Clean Water Alliance is a unique partnership...

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EPA’s Clean Power Plan Essential for Public Health in NC

The U.S. Court of Appeals of the D.C. circuit heard oral arguments September 27 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. The Healthy Air Alliance of North Carolina, comprised of Moms Clean Air Force of N.C., Medical Advocates for Healthy Air,...

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