Factory farming practices are under scrutiny again in N.C. after disastrous hurricane floods

NEW BERN, N.C. – A filthy brown sea, a slurry of mud, debris, chemicals and waste, has overtaken miles of rural counties in North Carolina. Against the drab water, the shiny metal roofs of hog houses… Read More


Kids and elderly people in these 9 states spend a scary amount of time near fracking

While the impact of fracking operations on the health of people living nearby was once uncertain, several studies in recent years have found that living near fracking sites — which are known to release carcinogenic compounds, as… Read More


The electric car market is growing 10 times faster than its dirty gasoline equivalent

Despite low oil prices, plug-in electric vehicles (EV) are charging forward worldwide, with more than 2 million expected to be on the roads by the end of 2016, according to recent market figures.   Around… Read More


Anti-Heathrow MPs plan to thwart government over third runway

An alliance of MPs opposed to the expansion of Heathrow, including the shadow chancellor, #John McDonnell, and the Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith, are plotting to undermine the anticipated government approval of a third runway.  … Read More


North Carolina’s record floods could have unexpected environmental consequences

Over the weekend, Hurricane Matthew — which had been downgraded to a tropical cyclone by Sunday — brought as much as 18 inches of rainfall to parts of North Carolina, causing rivers across the state to reach dangerously high… Read More