Rip currents are common natural hazards on North Carolina beaches, where many are working to educate beachgoers on how to avoid and survive them.
North Carolina legislators have approved the NC Farm Act of 2018, which includes provisions to restrict farm nuisance lawsuits.
Are fruit, vegetables or livestock raised near the Chemours plant hazards to people? What about fish harvested from nearby lakes? Evidence has been found in plant life near another Chemours facility.
Republicans and Democrats in the state House of Representatives want to give state regulators more money to address the GenX issue, but Senate leaders refuse to support the measure.
Reprinted from North Carolina Health News DuPont downplayed its own animal research regarding potential risks from the chemical GenX that the company released into the Cape Fear River for decades, a new lawsuit alleges. And the company prolonged exposure to GenX and other compounds by not disclosing their release into the river, which feeds public… [Read More]
Reprinted from North Carolina Health News Although extremely serious on its own, contamination by the industrial chemical GenX in the Cape Fear River is significant beyond potential risks to the public drinking water downstream. Public scrutiny of how the industrial chemical got there in the first place is raising awareness of scientific concerns about potential… [Read More]
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended to states, North Carolina is updating its census of mosquitoes capable of spreading the Zika virus. Just in case.
State veterinarians and wildlife and agriculture officials are worried that feral swine are a health risk for both livestock and humans.