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Drought map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Click for full-size image for all of North Carolina.
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June 30, 2015, No comments

Drought has returned to North Carolina for the first time in more than two years.

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Division of Air Quality: Hearing planned on Watauga asphalt plant

June 17, 2015, No comments

Maymead Inc. applied for a permit Friday to build and operate an asphalt plant at 5251 U.S. Highway 421 South near Deep Gap. Air permits specify the t ...

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Vote Check: How the NC House, Senate voted on the State Environmental Policy Act

May 27, 2015, No comments

The North Carolina House and Senate have passed a measure to amend the State Environmental Policy Act. Here's how the state's legislators voted on the ...

The dam that forms Lake Julian is one of three Duke Energy dams located its coal-fired electricity plant in the Asheville area. Archive photo by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Asheville power plant bill moving fast

May 26, 2015, No comments

Legislation aimed at aiding Duke Energy’s recently announced transition of its Asheville plant from coal to a combination of natural gas and solar a ...

  • The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    Raleigh Report: Crunch time on Jones Street
    April 29, 2015, No comments

    With the official crossover deadline on Thursday, N.C. legislative committees are kicking into high gear to get a huge gulp of bills heard and to the floor as quickly as possible. Also inside: Bills on renewable energy, environmental regula ...