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Let’s Build a Brighter Future for NC

COVID-19 is impacting everyone, especially vulnerable groups such as older adults, people with heart and lung disease, and minority populations. These are the same vulnerable groups that Clean Air Carolina has been working to protect from air pollution for the last 15...

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National Air Quality Awareness Week

by June Blotnick Today marks the beginning of National Air Quality Awareness Week sponsored by the EPA, the CDC, and other partners. The theme this year is Better Air, Better Health and the goal is to promote air quality awareness and encourage people to check the Air...

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Proposed EPA Science Rule Will Endanger Public Health

by Calvin Cupini The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that scientific expertise is critical to developing effective strategies to protect public health. Yet while Americans are suffering under a pandemic, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying...

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GUEST BLOG: Winds of Change

by Bill Schlesinger "The future’s in the air I can feel it everywhere Blowing with the wind of change." Scorpions, 'Winds of Change,' 1990 A few weeks ago, when Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia announced its plans to build a 126-MW wind farm in rural,...

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Clearing the Air in the Historic West End

by Calvin Cupini Equipped with air quality sensors, Charlotte's Historic West End is trying to reverse decades of environmental injustice. During the separate-and-unequal era of Jim Crow segregation, African American neighborhoods all over the country faced racially...

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Protect the Integrity of Science

The Environmental Protection Agency, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, wants to change the way they value expertise and cherry-pick the data that they use to create regulations that affect public health. Help protect the integrity of sound science by joining us...

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National Public Health Week

by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky It's National Public Health Week (NPHW) and what better time to celebrate public health than in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health professionals around the world are on the frontlines working hard to combat the...

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How Citizen Science Can Help Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Calvin Cupini Each day brings a new understanding of the challenge we face with COVID-19. Here at Clean Air Carolina, we are washing our hands, working remotely, and unfortunately canceling a few events, like in-person Citizen Science Month activities in April. We...

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Climate Change is a Minority Health Issue

by Stephanie Cleland In February, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) attended and tabled at the 41st Annual Minority Health Conference in Chapel Hill. The inspiring keynotes and interesting side sessions emphasized how much work is still needed to achieve health...

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We’re All In This Together

by June Blotnick, Executive Director COVID-19 has made our world both smaller and more globally connected at the same time. We especially appreciate our members, volunteers, and partners who may be in the direct line of service in communities across our state. We are...

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