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Asheville ash ponds
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November 24, 2014, No comments

The phase-out of wet coal ash basins at the Asheville power station has kicked into high gear now that the company has submitted detailed plans.

Coal ash reuse meeting agenda

NC environmental committee to meet on rules for reusing coal ash

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 su ...

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 ...

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    NC’s 2014 ozone levels lowest on record
    November 10, 2014, Comments Off

    Ozone levels in North Carolina were the lowest on record in 2014, with no exceedances of the federal ozone standard for the first time since air monitoring began in the early 1970s, due to lower air emissions and favorable weather condition ...

  • 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 ...

  • Several hundred people filled the floor of Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University, nearly all of them opposing rules that would make fracking possible in North Carolina. Paul Clark/Carolina Public Press
    NC energy commission postpones fracking meetings
    October 30, 2014, Comments Off

    A total of 217,285 comments on the draft rules for oil and natural gas exploration have been counted by staff from the N.C. Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, who serve the commission.

  • 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 ...