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GUEST BLOG: Connecting Communities with AQ Data

The AirKeepers program at Clean Air Carolina made a lot of positive impressions at the recent Air Sensors International Conference (ASIC) in Oakland, Calif.
ASIC attendees included regulatory scientists and engineers, air monitoring instrument manufacturers, academic researchers, regional community leaders, and community science groups. I met researchers from all over the U.S., but also Canada, Finland, Qatar, China, and Japan, and I’m sure I didn’t meet everyone.

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NC Needs Environmentally-Responsible Florence Recovery

Clean Air Carolina joins a consortium of North Carolina environmental advocacy groups in calling on state leaders to take a number of wide-ranging and environmentally-responsible recovery and future resiliency actions in the wake of Hurricane Florence. See the...

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Clean Air Carolina Joins the Call for Clean Steel Industry Power

Clean Air Carolina Executive Director June Blotnick teamed up with global campaign organization Mighty Earth on Oct. 3 to call for the U.S. steel industry to move toward carbon-free renewable energy, starting with Charlotte-based Nucor Corporation (NUE), the country’s largest steel producer.

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Op-Ed: Connecting Climate Change, Storms

By Miles O'Brien In a recent Op-Ed, environmental engineer Jason West implored the media to make the connection between intensifying storms and climate change. I couldn’t agree more. Just talking about the devastation of Hurricane Florence is not enough. It is...

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UNC Charlotte Joins MAHA Clean Construction Partnership

Universities regularly undergo construction to address the needs of the community and improve the education and training they provide. pollutants that cause adverse health outcomes and exacerbate ongoing health conditions. We’re happy to announce that the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte) has joined the MAHA Clean Construction Partnership to substantially reduce diesel pollution at their construction sites and improve public health.

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GUEST BLOG: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

Sponsored by Clean Air Carolina and the Duke University Environmental Health Scholars Program, the current issue of the NC Medical Journal includes a host of commentaries and articles covering everything from the impact of concentrated animal feeding operations on rural residents, to unexpected sources and effects of pollution, to local and statewide programs aimed at improving air and water quality.

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Air Quality Health Impacts of CAFOs

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) today are integral to the growth of the animal product market. Cattle, swine, and poultry CAFOs and related facilities generated more than $120 billion in 2004 and the industry has continued to grow. However, this revenue does not reflect the negative health impacts that CAFOs have on surrounding communities.

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Legislature Forced to Step Back in Power Grab

Clean Air Carolina filed a legal challenge against the legislature’s efforts to place four state constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall that would threaten voting rights, radically restructure the government, and significantly erode the separation of state...

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AirKeeper Story: Ed Barrows

I first heard about the Clean Air Carolina PurpleAir monitors on one of the regular Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments teleconferences discussing the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network Drought Reporting program (CoCoRHaS). I looked Clean...

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