Work going on at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems is focused on sustainable agriculture, including a project to show how hogs can be raised without antibiotics and without storing their waste in troublesome open-air lagoons.
Public health and environmental advocates say the state’s response to the federal clean power plan, which seeks to limit the country’s carbon emissions, is too limited.
North Carolina is on track to meet new federal limits on the air pollutant ozone, according to environment officials’ recent assessments of the state’s air.
About 1,400 small polluters, dozens on the coast, would no longer have to obtain permits to operate their businesses, according to a proposal from state environmental regulators.
The deadline has arrived for the EPA to address allegations by environmental groups that hog farms in North Carolina put the health of minorities at risk.
What’s the purpose of the State Environmental Policy Act? And what will happen if a bill proposing changes to it passes the N.C. Senate? This Q&A helps breakdown these questions and more.