Radhika Fox, the Environmental Protection Agency’s assistant administrator for water, announced new and updated federal health advisories for GenX and related substances Wednesday during a meeting on emerging compounds held in Wilmington.
Dare County and National Weather Service officials have partnered to help educate the public on the hazards of storm surge and flooding.
As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels increase, the threats to agricultural yields of NC staples such as soybeans, corn and sweet potatoes increase.
Filtration at the public water treatment level, stopping contamination at the source and setting health standards are steps toward protecting the public from PFAS.
A recent analysis found that messaging about the health risks of PFAS for significantly exposed communities needs to be stronger and offer the public more guidance.
May 23-29 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.
State recreational water quality officials said swimmers should avoid swimming in waters near exposed pipes and should be particularly cautious in areas of Rodanthe and Buxton.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new testing method, permitting direction and protections for aquatic life are a step, but not a solution, advocates say.
Dare County Public Works Department will collect in May household hazardous waste collection at three different sites in the county.
Summer Michaud-Skog’s recently published book, “Fat Girls Hiking: An Inclusive Guide to Getting Outdoors at Any Size or Ability” is about how anyone can find their own ways to connect with nature.
The Environmental Defense Fund’s Michelle Allen writes that solutions are available for the transportation and power sectors to help North Carolina meet its climate goals, bolster the economy and reduce air pollution.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension centers in three coastal counties are set to host events in April where residents may dispose of pesticides or hazardous household waste.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was attached to House Resolution 3967, the Honoring our PACT Act of 2021, which passed the House 256-174.
Coastal North Carolina environmental groups are angry that the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to their petition calling for Chemours to pay for health studies of PFAS pollution effectively amounts to no change.
Jonathan Sharp, CFO with Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., writes that more needs to be done to address the health effects military veterans and their families have suffered as a result of exposure to toxic compounds during their service and time on installations such as Camp Lejeune.
A recent study that showed fish favored by subsistence fishers along the Brunswick and Cape Fear rivers were found to have elevated levels of arsenic, hexavalent chromium and mercury has prompted a state health advisory.