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AirKeeper Spotlight: Steve O’Neil

North Carolina has a proud contingent of naturalists, conservationists, and citizens interested in protecting the natural splendor of the state. One very dedicated naturalist working with Clean Air Carolina, Steve O’Neil, founder of Earthshine Nature Programs, has been finding AirKeeper partners all over western North Carolina.  He’s installed multiple particle monitors, including at the Cherokee Welcome Center, and most recently at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Center (PARI)!

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GUEST BLOG: MAHA Exhibits at 2018 Minority Health Conference

By: Dorothy Rawleigh, CHES “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” This quote by civil rights activist Audrey Lorde was heard numerous times at the 39th Annual Minority Health Conference that took place on Friday,...

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Clean Air for Cliffside

Local landmark to host first-of-its-kind air sensor Historic Cliffside, North Carolina is home to many people who love the state and care deeply about its natural environment.  Rutherford and Cleveland Counties are home to some of the former mill communities that put...

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Guest Blog: Duke Rate Hike Should be Denied

Duke Energy is under close scrutiny for a recently proposed rate hike to cover the costs of coal ash leaching and associated environmental remediation, grid modernization, and new gas plants. A number of advocacy groups, expert testimony on behalf of corporations Apple, Facebook, and Google, as well as various editorial pieces, have strongly criticized this proposition. The NC Utilities Commission should deny this request for a number of reasons.

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