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Coal ash reuse meeting agenda
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November 19, 2014, No comments

A state environmental committee will meet in Charlotte on Monday to continue discussing whether state rules on the beneficial reuse of coal ash are sufficient to protect public health and the environment, other options for reusing coal ash and the status of anticipated federal regulations on coal ash.

Newsmakers forum Q&A

Newsmakers video: Public Q&A on the future of WNC’s national forests

November 19, 2014, No comments

Questions raised during the Newsmakers forum with some of Western North Carolina's top forest and wildlife managers and advocates included queries abo ...

Newsmakers National Forest panel

Newsmakers video: Live interview with WNC national forest managers, advocates

November 19, 2014, No comments

At its Newsmakers forum held on Nov. 13, Carolina Public Press hosted some of the region's top national forest managers and advocates for a live inter ...

Representatives participate in the groundbreaking ceremony at the new Collections Preservation Center.

Smokies breaks ground on new Collections Preservation Center

November 18, 2014, No comments

The National Park Service facility will preserve 418,000 artifacts and 1.3 million archival records documenting the history of Great Smoky Mountains N ...

  • National Forest Revision Plan Meeting. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
    WNC’s National Forests: Is the public in? Or are we out?
    October 31, 2014, Comments Off

    Part Two in the Forest Lookouts series. Nearly every county in Western North Carolina is home to a portion of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Spanning more than 1 million acres, the forests have innumerable economic, environmenta ...

  • Sliding Rock, in Pisgah National Forest, is one of the region's most popular destinations. Photo via Wikipedia/Lincolnh
    Forest Lookouts: Deciding the future of WNC’s national forests
    October 22, 2014, Comments Off

    This story launches an in-depth reporting project from Carolina Public Press about the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests which are undergoing an extensive re-planning process that will ultimately oversee more than 1 millio ...