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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Our coast and marine life are still impacted by this devastating event and are still at risk from other offshore drilling disasters. Americans from coast to coast recognized this, and decided to speak out. 

For what would become the nation’s most effective conservation and recreation law, it was an awkward beginning. 

Check out the following list of some of our favorite ocean livestreams. These livestreams dive deep into the big blue sea, exploring everything from jellies to coral reefs. 

This past weekend, many of us celebrated America’s Independence Day. To me, the Fourth of July always felt like the half-way point of the year. Needless to say, it’s been a stressful first half of 2020 with COVID-19. Now that society is starting to slowly open, and we are allowed to cautiously venture out, we are being encouraged to practice the three Ws: Wear a mask; wait 6 feet apart to avoid close contact; and wash your hands. Now I’d like to add a fourth W: “Waste not. Responsibly use reusables during this time.”

Tips for making the most of a backyard camping adventure.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Greener Together writing contest! We are pleased to announce the winners.

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Krista Early
Advocate, Environment North Carolina

North Carolina has suffered from some of the worst PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination in the country. We’ve seen the effects it has on our communities and on our citizens. The PFAS problem continues to grow. 

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Krista Early
Advocate, Environment North Carolina

The story of a powerful chemical company is all too familiar to North Carolinians. 

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, many of us are making plans to celebrate our moms. Here are 12 ideas that you can use celebrate both your mom and nature this Mother’s Day.

Spot North Carolina's natural beauty in these Hollywood films.