The number of electric vehicles in North Carolina has surged in the past five years, with about 70,000 people now driving them.
Picture two homes on the same street: one constructed in the 1950s and the other in the 1990s. There are no trees or other shade. The air conditioning units are identical, recently replaced, and operating perfectly. Identical thermostats are set at 82 degrees Fahrenheit (27.8 Celsius).
Climate change is a pressing concern as the world deals with heat waves and poor air quality caused by recent wildfires.
North Carolina farmers are monitoring a bill that’s been revived in Congress, aimed at improving farm sustainability and reducing the agriculture industry’s contributions to climate change.
Spring is planting time for home gardeners, landscapers and public works agencies across the U.S.
The nation’s largest grid operator is warning that it might not have enough electric generation in the future to guarantee reliability.
With the cost of farmland up by more than 8% percent in North Carolina, the state’s Black farmers are struggling to purchase additional acreage or jumpstart their farming dreams.
Trucks and buses make up around 3% of road traffic, but emit 26% of North Carolina’s smog and 32% percent of particulate matter and other hazardous air pollutants.
They’re elusive, colorful, covered in mucus, and an integral part of the local ecosystem currently threatened with extinction.
Fusion is a nuclear reaction that combines two atoms to create one or more new atoms with slightly less total mass.