The City of Raleigh has teamed up with a mobile software application company to create a city-wide energy-saving contest.
As a New Yorker, the one piece of garbage that I am most likely to acquire and then throw into an overstuffed landfill is a paper coffee cup, with its ubiquitous plastic lid. In the four blocks between my subway stop and the office where I work, there are five coffee shops and two coffee carts. New
For the second straight year, North Carolina has set a record for the lowest solid waste disposal rate since measurement of tonnage deposited in landfills began in 1991, officials said Thursday.
A western North Carolina lawmaker received a stinging defeat Wednesday as his own committee voted down his proposal to freeze and repeal the state's renewable energy standards.
Soda cans can be recycled. In some states, you can even redeem them for a nickel. So why would you save a soda can when you could just toss it in the recycling bin? Well, to start off, soda cans are made of a pretty craft-friendly material. If you wanted to buy perfectly bendable, yet sturdy, sheet
Flower pots, whether plain or custom painted, are so nice to have out on the porch, or in the yard. And there are so many kinds of containers to enjoy, from thrifted finds to high-end stone. One thing is certain: flower pots can add to, or detract from, the style of your house. Make sure that your
With the help of Columbus, Ohio area landscaping experts Jim and Mary from Old World Garden Farms, we are bring you five tips for eliminating weeds in your garden. With consistent maintenance (only 10 minutes per day!) and some smarts, your garden can be weed free. You can enjoy higher produce
The 2013 Triangle Green Home Tour features 34 certified green homes, ranging in price from $169,120 to $849,900.
City officials have scrapped plans to develop a hydroelectric facility at Falls Lake dam.
As spring time comes around, pollen season begins, setting off allergies and exacerbating health problems like asthma. While you can't control the air quality outside, you can improve the quality of the air in your home and provide your family a safe haven to breathe easy and get relief from the yellow haze outside.
A proposal to muzzle the Public Staff of the NC Utilities Commission came out of an email exchange between a member of the staff and a noted climate change denier.
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources filed suit Friday to force Progress Energy Carolina to review, test and adjust pollutants being released from the company's coal-fired power plant in Asheville.
Do you know what's in your water? Authorities are urging residents with private wells to find out as part of National Groundwater Safety Awareness Week.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service released a map of eastern North Carolina Thursday showing how wind-energy projects could overlap with the habitats of birds.
Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda is in New York City today briefing analysts on what could be the breakthrough event for the Durham company in the consumer lighting market: A long-lasting LED bulb that costs $10. The news excites investors as Cree shares jump 7% in pre-market trading and finished up 14.4 percent for the day in heavy trading.
It doesn't matter if you're a gardening novice trying to supplement your dinner table with some home-grown veggies or an entrepreneur that earns a living off the land, composting is a simple way to go green and help save the environment.
High-quality tools can be expensive. But with the proper care, you can keep them in good working order all season long and well into the future.
Gardening can revolutionize the way you eat, and help you take greater control of your family's nutrition.
Rather than asking, "Should I spend the money or not?" ask yourself "How much more will I spend on utility costs?"
Those who live close to work sometimes commute by bike, but Rob Cotter hopes they'll consider other green machines.
Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have uncovered a new threat in the warming arctic tundra - melting of the permafrost and the subsequent release of previously frozen carbon into the atmosphere. The resulting carbon dioxide could double greenhouse gas emissions and thus have a big impact on climate change, the study finds.
Chapel Hill-based Strata Solar announced plans Monday for a solar farm in Duplin County that would be the biggest in the state.
Organic Transit turned the courtyard of the American Tobacco District into a showroom Monday for its electric- and people-powered ELF cars. And plenty of folks donned helmets before talking the ELK for a test pedal-drive. With sales heating up, will Organic Transit turn the Bull City into a transport hub of the future?
"Green roofing" is a buzzword, a popular idea, but where should you start if you are not a professional roofer experienced in green roofing? You can start by reading these articles, which will give you even-handed and level-headed basics of building a green(er) roof. For instance: Is it necessary
You'd think that once you got past the December holidays, it would be possible to skate by for a while without having to craft any themed decorations. You would be wrong. For DIY bloggers and people who actually get enthusiastic about vaguely pagan cultural holidays (like Halloween), Valentine's Day
When faced with dirty bathroom tile or a stove top caked in cooked on grease, it is so tempting to reach for the bottle of Prefab Toxic Scrub That Will Not Be Named or to chicken out and call a cleaning lady. For less money, and without the toxic fumes, you can make your own DIY ecological scrubbing
Downsizing, whether you're doing it voluntarily to simplify your life or if you are doing it out of economic necessity, can be like a giant game of Tetris. There are so many pieces, each with its own shape and dimensions, and they must somehow fit into a limited space, just so. If you are downsizing
It is so tempting to buy one of Ikea's new SOCKER mini greenhouses. They're the right size for apartments, and very cute. However, they've been called "flimsy", and sometimes a custom-built small greenhouse makes more sense for a space than a prefabricated one.
There are so many clever, earth-friendly upcycling projects to do (and so little time!). Among the more dramatic of these projects is replacing a kitchen counter. The upcycled kitchen counters that I am about to discuss fit best into farmhouse-style or rustic-looking houses. Most of them involve
The Nature Conservancy will relocate its regional and state headquarters to Durham's American Tobacco Campus.
Those of us who are fond of the environment and our pets sometimes feel like eco-traitors, thanks to the periodic stories about how pets are ecologically unsound and we're singlehandedly responsible for global warming. The actual news on pets and the environment is a bit more complicated than some
We're not sure if it is worth it to convert from oil heat to gas heat. Although plumbers and utility companies in the Northeast report record numbers of conversions from oil heat to gas heat, it is not clear whether the conversions will pay off in the long run. It's possible that insulating the
When you think of having a "green" roof, there are a number of concepts and materials to consider. First you need to ask yourself about what you are hoping to accomplish. Are you looking for energy savings? Do you want to cut down on your carbon footprint? How far do you want to go and what level of
Quite a few clever DIY crafters and designers have published their alternatives, all of which involve making tree-shaped crafts out of old stuff that they already own.
The nonprofit group that planted an urban farm in a vacant lot on Blount Street is urging the City of Raleigh to ease up on restrictions so more community gardens can sprout up in downtown Raleigh.
Soil testing in a Wake Forest neighborhood where drinking wells have been contaminated by a cancer-causing chemical has turned up no elevated levels of chemical vapors, state officials said Friday.
When it comes to household products, whether it's toothpaste or window cleaner, I'll readily admit to being a pragmatist. The product has to work, first and foremost. If it doesn't, I don't care how natural or sweet-smelling or biodegradable it is.
Since the early 1990s, taxpayers have spent more than $30 million repairing a vulnerable stretch of N.C. Highway 12 after storms battered the Outer Banks. Some areas have been fixed multiple times. Critics say the state is wasting money in a relentless battle between nature and man, while supporters say it is a vital link that must be saved.
Gary Lackmann, a professor at North Carolina State University, has written three papers on climate change and continues to study the subject. WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel visited him to get his opinion on whether climate change caused Hurricane Sandy.
Homeowners in the Stony Hill Road area near Wake Forest will soon be able to turn on the tap, but clean water will do little to wash away long-term health and economic concerns.
The clock is ticking on the state's ambitious goal to replace 10 percent of petroleum-based fuel with locally grown biofuels by 2017. Researchers at the nonprofit Biofuels Center of North Carolina are studying a hardy and fast-growing plant that could be the answer. But critics say it's risky.
A few weeks back I got a call from one of my long time clients. He had recently picked up some IKEA furniture and wanted me, a Denver-area carpenter, to do the assembly for him. With 30 plus years of custom furniture building experience, both from a design and build from scratch experience. I
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many people have flood damage on their minds. Hurricanes come with an extra complication that makes flood damage potentially more dangerous, more expensive, and more difficult to manage: salt. As these huge weather systems move across the landscape, they pick up water
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but unfortunately, the standard celebrations are often out of line with my ethics. For example, almost everything associated with Halloween is disposable, single-serving, or synthetic. Eek! To me, needless waste is a whole lot scarier than ghosts or goblins.
This month, make it your family's mission to search out the energy wasters in your home and take the necessary steps to improve your home's efficiency before the truly cold weather arrives, and you can reap the savings for the rest of the season.
You think I'm totally gross, right? I know, I get it. "Wait, reusable WHAT?" is probably how your thought process went.
My old clothes dryer was a GE and it lasted close to 18 years. So when it came time to get a replacement I was looking for another GE model or one of the big name brands. I stopped by our local big box store and saw models from about $450 up to over $1200 or so. All of the lower priced units were
When choosing a water heater for your home, you may want to consider the number of appliances you have, size of the household, environmental concerns, and economic factors before making a decision. The best choice can depend on a number of different factors, and with a range of products on the
There are some big myths out there about insulation, and they're holding homeowners back from realizing great energy savings and home efficiency improvements.
A workshop will be held Nov. 8 to educate local leaders on how to renovate vacant buildings.
Marketing is a key component of getting any business off the ground, especially a small green business, such as a green building or green roofing business, with a limited budget to spend on reaching an audience and growing a customer base. I talked with Sarah Bodnar of Social Media Sisters, who does
Broccoli can be a finicky crop, but in the right conditions, it can be a pleasure to grow and eat. It, along with other members of the brassica family, offers great nutrition, with lots of vitamin C as well as a healthy serving of vitamin A, fiber, calcium, and iron. In addition, the greens and
Today's tip is one that I use frequently. If you'd like to save water when washing dishes, I find this technique to work well in terms of both getting dishes clean and saving water. You can do it yourself or you can pay a house cleaner to do it.
Summertime means hotter temperatures and the urge to run the air conditioner non-stop. Yet over-air conditioning your home not only wastes energy, it reduces the lifetime of an expensive household appliance and drives up electricity bills through the summer.
Warren County High School is home to the largest collection of solar panels on a school in the state. While the energy harnessed there doesn't power the school, the students do benefit from it, school leaders said Wednesday.
The exhibits at the Nature Research Center inside the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences get most of the attention, but the environmentally-friendly design of the new wing might be the secret to its long-term success.
Thanks to a warm winter and turtles being on the move earlier than normal, the nonprofit Turtle Rescue Team, a volunteer group run by veterinary students at North Carolina State University, is on pace to have a record-breaking year.
Unlike the drought-stricken Midwest, the corn crop in North Carolina is flourishing.
Pinehurst is known for it's beautiful golf courses, but there is also a place where you can stroll within the landscape and never pay a greens fee.
A firm wanting to convert a 370-acre sand mine in Harnett County to a landfill appealed to a judge Thursday to reverse a decision by county officials who rejected the project.
Historic windows are often a "pain" in the pocketbook because they're literally a pane; a single pane of glass is all that protects homeowners from the weather outside, be it hot summer sun or cold winter nights.
Prairie Ridge Ecostation, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences' field station in west Raleigh, will explore the night life of moths in a special event this month that runs into the wee hours.
It's summer: a time to relax, take in a few rays and forget about the rigors of life. But even summer carries a few rules that most abide by. In today's Health Minute, Susan Hendricks sorts out some popular summer myths.
A paper published on Monday by Duke University researchers found that gas drilling in northeastern Pennsylvania did not contaminate nearby drinking water wells with salty water, which is a byproduct of the drilling.
Doctors at WakeMed say the best way to keep active children both cool and safe in hot weather is water - lots of water.
North Carolina State University students are redesigning the Chevrolet Malibu into an electric car in a competition sponosred by GM and the U.S. government.
In the midst of a down economy, the Blue Ridge Conservancy raised the funds to preserve the panaromic views of Pond Mountain in Ashe County, named by Thomas Jefferson's father.
North Carolina State University students are competing in a national challenge to make a Chevrolet Malibu more fuel efficient.
With so many allergy causing particles in the air outside, allergy sufferers often retreat indoors, not realizing that their home can exacerbate instead of alleviate the runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing.
Targeted by Greenpeace International over its energy consumption, Apple says its 500,000- square-foot data center in Maiden, N.C., will be powered entirely by renewable sources by the end of the year. North Carolina Utilities Commission, meanwhile, approves Apple's request to build a solar farm at the facility.
A conservation group called Monday for the state to restore funding for protecting undeveloped natural areas and nearly double the amount of land that North Carolina has protected in the past seven years.
Over 150 residential customers in North Carolina are now producing power from rooftop solar panels with a program sponsored by Progress Energy.
Raleigh residents have two new, big incentives to recycle and a longer list of acceptable items for the green bin.
Sanford Solar LLC filed plans Tuesday with the North Carolina Utilities Commission to build an almost 2-megawatt solar array at the corner of Washington Avenue and Garden Street in Sanford.
Last weekend, a team of volunteers built a teepee and vine tunnel at the north Raleigh preserve.
The North Carolina Zoo will hold Amphibian Awareness Day Saturday, April 28, in an effort to raise awareness of the rapid disappearance of frog species worldwide.
While particle pollution is relatively low in North Carolina, the presence of ozone in some of the more populous counties earned them poor grades for air quality.
This Saturday, the Carrboro Farmers' Market will hold one of its big annual programs - the seventh kids' seedling event. The market and its farmers offer some tomato planting tips.
Parents at Saturday's Great Cloth Diaper Change event at north Raleigh's SmartMomma.
Eight new clean energy projects in North Carolina were announced in the first quarter of 2012, which together could create nearly 2,300 new jobs - giving the state a No. 8 ranking by Environmental Entrepreneurs.
Sophie Uliano, author of New York Times Best-seller "Gorgeously Green," talks about incorporating organic beauty products into your beauty routine.
In anticipation of Earth Day, I finally attempted a project that's been on my to-do list for quite awhile: recycling crayons.
Energy companies could begin applying in July 2014 for permits to use a controversial method of natural gas drilling under a bill approved by a Senate study panel Wednesday.
Leaders of the wind power industry in North Carolina will meet Wednesday evening at a forum at Meredith College to discuss the future of offshore wind development and how it could impact the state's energy future.
When it comes to looking for power drains around the house, the best thing to do is to consider age. Old appliances, especially the large ones, don't run nearly as efficiently as newer ones.
North Carolina taxpayers paid nearly $15 million last year for the state to pick up more than 7 million pounds of roadside trash, and authorities around the state wrote more than 4,000 citations.
Under a licensing deal with a U.K. firm, Raleigh-based Sensus will be able to offer its utility customers the ability for individuals to monitor power use in their homes by device. They can do it with a mobile app or from PC.
About 67 million vehicles pass through a 2-mile radius around the North Hills development in Raleigh each year, causing traffic delays, parking problems and other headaches for drivers. A new public transit option could take a chunk of that congestion off the road.
Consumer Reports tested dozens of air purifiers that promise cleaner air and easier breathing, but some didn't deliver the expected results.
After an extensive study of energy exploration in North Carolina, state environmental officials said Friday that a controversial method of natural gas drilling can be done safely if regulations are put in place first.
Even though the bottle says "concentrated," your laundry detergent could be costing you money.
Following a public hearing Thursday night, authorities in Wrightsville Beach voted against a ban on smoking on the sand.
Consumer Reports tested more than 40 water filtration systems to find out which models offer the cleanest water for the best price.
The City Council on Tuesday approved a local ordinance to make stealing recyclable materials a crime in Raleigh.
The Nash County Board of Commissioners voted 5-2 Monday to support a proposed chicken processing plant that has created a bitter battle over the economy and the environment.
A proposed cement plant near Wilmington received an air-quality permit Wednesday, marking the first in a series of environmental permits the controversial plant needs to open.
North Carolina needs to develop formal standards and technical criteria as part of an oil and gas regulatory program, according to a nonprofit group that studied the state's readiness at the request of environmental officials.
Hurricane Irene devastated much of eastern North Carolina six months ago, but many communities have been rebuilding, showing that while homes were lost, hope was not.
The home efficiency and green living industry is still relatively new.
The program that offers North Carolina consumers savings on the purchase of efficient appliances got new funding, allowing for another round of rebates at values up to $300.
Bisso Marine, a fifth-generation family business in New Orleans and Houston, has salvaged some of the world's biggest shipwrecks. It's one of several companies invited by the Consta Concordia's insurance companies to come inspect the wreck and figure out a way to salvage it.
North Carolinians threw away less per capita in 2010-11 than at any time in nearly 20 years, according to a new state report.
Tesla Motors has unveiled a new plug-in electric crossover SUV with a futuristic look. The automaker hopes to have the Model X Crossover in production by 2014.
It turns out the next big fuel source is sitting not undergound, but underwater. Zach Heene shows us the salty but sweet new form of energy that could be running in your car in just a few short years.
The annual legislative scorecard from Environment NC had more zeroes than ever before, all Republican.
The Venus flytrap, a rare carnivorous plant that only grows in southeastern North Carolina and South Carolina, has three Brunswick County people facing charges.
The National Park Service issued a rule Friday that will require anyone driving on the beaches at Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks to obtain a permit first.
With an increase of electric cars on the road, cities like Raleigh are adding more public charging stations.
While winter is the most common time for homeowners to show an interest in improving the home's insulation, it's important to remember that better insulation has year-round benefits.
A Triangle business offers people an easier way to compost household waste and get fertile soil in return.
The expansion of the home performance and energy efficiency industry in the past decade has resulted in a wider awareness of energy issues, and many new products for homeowners, ranging from simple DIY kits at the local hardware store to complex solar panel or wind power installations on private properties. With so many ways to "live green" on the market, where do homeowners start?
Rich Cregar, an instructor in sustainable transportation technologies at Wake Technical Community College, is among 15 people and businesses being recognized this week by President Barack Obama as "Champions of Change."
Fortunately, the area of energy efficient retrofits has expanded rapidly in the past decade and there are many problems which you might be living with in your home which CAN be resolved, often quickly, easily, and with a minimal cost.
A visual inspection, cleaning and minor repair tune up for your HVAC system typically costs less than $90, just twice a year in fall and Spring, but gives enormous value to your family's comfort and peace of mind.
The Triangle's housing market ranks amongst the best in the country.
North Carolina ranked 10th nationally in the amount of pollution in the air, according to federal data analyzed by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
A Durham semiconductor company plans to build a solar cell plant in Vance County that will employ more than 250 people within five years, officials said Tuesday.
A Garner day care center has closed its doors after county inspectors found hazardous levels of lead paint inside it, and many parents who utilized the facility are now having their children checked for possible exposure.
The Environmental Protection Agency is working to remove more than 400 barrels of chemicals from the end of a Rocky Mount street, where they've been since the 1980s.
Passage of the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard law in 2007 and incentives from the federal government are helping create a growing "clean industry" in the state, according to the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association.
North Carolina State University students are competing in the finals of a national competition to design an environmentally friendly car.
North Carolina residents won't be able to just throw broken televisions and aged-out computers in the trash starting July 1.
Drivers in the Triangle spend more on gas each year than anywhere else in the U.S., according to a new study.
For years, health care professionals have told people to flush their leftover medications down the toilet to keep them away from children and drug abusers.
A Raleigh man is the subject of a federal investigation after police say he tried to smuggle a box full of endangered, protected turtles from a North Carolina wildlife refuge.
The stacks of branches, plywood and siding that scattered in the wind almost two weeks ago left a monumental cleanup task for residents and contractors in the Tar Heel State.
Amid the big business and high-tech industries of the Research Triangle Park, workers are making homes for bluebirds, whose numbers are dwindling in urban areas.
The Town of Cary will receive approximately $500,000 to develop local strategies to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improve people's health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.
There are some big myths out there about insulation and they're holding homeowners back from realizing great energy savings and home efficiency improvements.
Fashion designer Alexander Julian, the man responsible for adding the argyle effect to the Tar Heels basketball uniforms, has applied his eye for color to another iconic garment.
The NHL sent out a list Tuesday of the various ways the coming All-Star weekend will be environmentally friendly.
Duke University students will wear caps and gowns made of recycled plastic bottles during graduation ceremonies in May, officials said Wednesday.
In the shadow of downtown Raleigh, City Farm wants to turn a vacant lot into urban agriculture.
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to halt the county's effort to identify a potential landfill site andasked residents to help find alternatives to dispose of the county's waste in the future.
Winter is officially here, and with it people are spending more time indoors, sealing out the cold and damp weather with closed windows and doors.
The city of Durham has expanded a program that reimburses residents for upgrading to high-efficiency toilets.
Executives with one of the world's largest producers of aluminum are going on the road in an effort to gain support for it to continue operating hydroelectric dams along North Carolina's Yadkin River.
A 420-acre piece of undeveloped land, nine miles from downtown Raleigh, is at the center of a new controversy over the planned extension to the state's first toll road.
With the temperatures dropping, now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for the winter.
Researchers at IBM are teaming with scientists in Europe to reduce so-called “phantom” energy use by idle electronic and other devices.
Morrison Residence Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the biggest loser in a national competition to reduce energy use and waste.
Wake County is accepting political yard and road signs for recycling at many locations.
Professional builders and landscapers volunteered to build environmentally friendly homes in a southeast Raleigh neighborhood Saturday.
Survey from N.C. Sustainable Energy Association says renewable energy, energy efficiency related companies are growing despite slow economy.
Drought conditions in North Carolina have retreated from the eastern half of the state, following heavy rains last week that caused flooding in several counties.
The annual Big Sweep event to clean up litter across North Carolina begins Saturday.
In a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, a group of health organizations pressed for new rules to curb global warning, writing that emissions are a health risk.
The recent rainfall isn’t a drought-buster, but it will help, a National Weather Service hydrologist said Monday.
Worsening drought conditions have municipalities across central North Carolina considering tightening restrictions on water use. Seventy-four counties are experiencing severe or moderate drought.
Temperatures will forecast to soar above 90 degrees for the next four days, adding more heat to an already record-breaking year.
Firefighters in three Triangle counties battled brush fires Tuesday.
Cree Inc. announced Monday that it would build a new production line inside its Durham plant, creating 244 jobs by 2013.
The dry weather is affecting crops across the state. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 30 counties are currently experiencing drought conditions, including three northeastern counties, where severe drought has emerged.
Dedicated bike lanes were added to Avent Ferry Road during a recent resurfacing project as part of the first phase of plan the city adopted last year to become more bike friendly.
North Carolina leaf experts will be chronicling the sights of the fall throughout the state, according to the state Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.
This year is on track to be the warmest on record. The government's latest statistics, covering January through August, show 2010 is tied with 1998 as the hottest year.
Wayne County got a big economic and environmental boost Thursday with a project that promises hundreds of new jobs.
Many golf courses around the Triangle aren't looking so green these days. Excessive heat and humidity during the summer months has taken its toll on the greens.
Wake County has reopened the recreational swimming areas at Lake Wheeler beach, county officials announced Sunday.
The Town of Cary announced a plan Thursday to close Stevens Nature Center and the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve for a week to deal with a pest.
Wake County on Wednesday closed recreational swimming areas at Lake Wheeler beach because of elevated levels of bacteria.
North Carolinians feeling the stress of daily life can find peace in a small cranny carved through sand, brush and marsh just south of Kure Beach.
For nearly two decades, North Carolina's Hemlock trees have been under attack, and it's a problem that's not going away anytime soon.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering financial and technical assistance to shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico and along the eastern seaboard who saw their harvest reduced in the 2008 season.
Wake County on Wednesday closed recreational swimming areas at Lake Wheeler beach because of elevated levels of bacteria.
The bus service is free and connects key destinations like Duke, downtown, Ninth Street, and Golden Belt.
The large number of high-temperature days this summer has affected attendance at Kerr Lake, park Superintendent Bryce Fleming said Friday.
For roofers, emergecy personnel and others who must work outside the air-conditioned comfort of a cubicle, the weather is the ultimate boss on hot August afternoons.
Wake County officials on Friday reopened recreational swimming areas at Falls Lake's Beaverdam beach, three days after closing them because of elevated levels of bacteria.
Wake County on Tuesday closed recreational swimming areas at Falls Lake's Beaverdam beach because of elevated levels of bacteria.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers are building a home in southwest central Durham with all-LED lighting, which uses less electricity than fluorescent lighting.
Merchants Millpond State Park features what caretakers say is one of North Carolina's rarest ecologies: a combination of coastal pond, southern swamp forest and upland forest environments that evolved around a mill pond created in the 1700s.
A community garden in downtown Cary is helping feed others.
More than 200 people attended a meeting Thursday night in Davidson County about aluminum company Alcoa Inc., which operates four hydroelectric dams along the Yadkin River.
There's a train depot tucked away in the mountain town of Bryson City. The trains there don't go far, but they take tourists to a far off place.
Fourteen years ago, Hurricane Fran tore through the eastern half of North Carolina, proving that areas far inland can suffer from hurricanes as much as the coast.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's office in Research Triangle Park tested chemicals used to break up oil in the Gulf of Mexico.