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Our Clear Cut Problem

by Daniel Parkhurst As you may have seen from our recent posts about the wood pellet industry in North Carolina, Clean Air Carolina is working hard to reduce dangerous emissions from Enviva and other biomass producers. Manufacturing wood pellets releases air...

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Meet Our 2019 Summer Interns!

by Kelby Welsh, Robert Wear, and Emma Frantz Clean Air Carolina is excited to welcome our 2019 summer interns! Kelby Welsh and Robert Wear are joining us as Environmental Policy Associates, while Emma Frantz joins the Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) program...

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Side by Side: Improving Air Quality Science

by Calvin Cupini Where I grew up in St. Louis, a city in the middle of the country right on the eastern edge of Tornado Alley. My summers were always filled with heavy dangerous storms, power outages, and regular interruptions on television for important weather...

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GUEST BLOG: Trees and the Public Good

by Bill Schlesinger Nearly everyone likes trees—for various reasons, not the least of which is that trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, potentially mitigating global warming. A campaign by the Nature Conservancy hopes to plant a billion trees during the...

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What The Hurricane Leaves Behind: Climate Change and Asthma

by Andrew Whelan For most people the connection between health and air pollution is easy to grasp. But what about health and climate change? “When we think of climate change, we don’t often think about how it affects children and adults with respiratory issues,” says...

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Environmental Justice

By Pamela Grundy and Calvin Cupini Environmental justice is the watchword of the day. The world is warming, and communities across the globe are organizing to address widespread environmental damage. The convergence of politics, economic power and racism means that...

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Leading Global Energy Thinker to Speak at Catawba College

Physicist Amory Lovins, who is called one of the Western world’s most influential energy thinkers, will speak at Keppel Auditorium on the Catawba College campus on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Center for the Environment at Catawba...

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