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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center

Conservation advocates set five-year goals

A tight economy and cuts in state funding have slowed land and water protection efforts across North Carolina in recent years. But the state’s land trusts and conservancies have accomplished much since the founding of Land for Tomorrow in 2005 … and now they have ambitious – but achievable – goals for the coming years.

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Proposal to allow fracking draws criticism

Raleigh, NC—Today, a special committee led by Senator Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg) proposed legislation that would legalize fracking in 2014 and create a new state bureaucracy to oversee the gas drilling technique that has caused air and water around the country.  Environment North Carolina sharply criticized the committee’s recommendations.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Representatives propose caution on fracking

Raleigh, NC—Reps. Mitch Gillespie and Mike Stone announced legislation today that would continue study of the controversial form of gas drilling known as “fracking” for another two years.  Environment North Carolina State Director Elizabeth Ouzts commended their cautious approach, and issued a statement in response.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Obama Administration to Protect Americans’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants.  Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to poor air quality that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center

Global Warming to Make Hurricanes More Severe, Report Says

Raleigh, NC—Hurricanes like Irene –which killed six last year and caused up to 20 inches of rainfall in parts of the state—could be more severe in the future because of global warming, according to a new Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center report.  Nearly half the state’s population has been hit by an extreme weather event since 2006, according to the county-by-county data examined in the study. 

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