A bill that appeared Thursday would weaken storm water rules, change stream water mitigation requirements and affect the way landfills deal..
By Catherine Clabby Within the really-local food movement, setting up a backyard chicken coop is a hot hobby. And for good reason. No..
Lifting of 31-year-old ban would allow sale of potentially Salmonella-bearing turtles. By Rose Hoban Turtles are cute. They wiggle their..
North Carolina’s weather is finally warming. That means health officials will watch for increased mosquito activity and monitor whether..
If you have roaches, you can put down a small plastic trap to control their spread. But there are no such traps for bedbugs … yet. By..
North Carolina has a surprising number of feral pigs roaming the countryside. They might be fun to hunt, but they’re not fun for..
At a gathering of venom experts in Greenville last week, one of the debates was over the costs and benefits of anti-venom treatment. By..
Years of budget cuts to public health agencies could leave workers stretched thin and the population vulnerable. By Michael Ollove..
It’s the time of year when public health officials prepare for human flu. But this year’s preparations are complicated by the..
Some folks bemoan the disappearance of an opportunity for kids to interact with farm animals. But there may be just too much risk. By Rose..