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Flurry of Environmental Measures Appear as NCGA Session Winds Down

Flurry of Environmental Measures Appear as NCGA Session Winds Down

A bill that appeared Thursday would weaken storm water rules, change stream water mitigation requirements and affect the way landfills deal..

June 17, 2016
Backyard Chickens At Center of Salmonella Outbreak

Backyard Chickens At Center of Salmonella Outbreak

By Catherine Clabby Within the really-local food movement, setting up a backyard chicken coop is a hot hobby. And for good reason. No..

June 13, 2016
Bill Would Lift Turtle Ban

Bill Would Lift Turtle Ban

Lifting of 31-year-old ban would allow sale of potentially Salmonella-bearing turtles. By Rose Hoban Turtles are cute. They wiggle their..

June 13, 2016
Health Officials Listen for the Buzz of Insects

Health Officials Listen for the Buzz of Insects

North Carolina’s weather is finally warming. That means health officials will watch for increased mosquito activity and monitor whether..

April 22, 2016
NC State Lab Pursues Bedbug Bait

NC State Lab Pursues Bedbug Bait

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..

March 29, 2016
When the Wild and Tame Collide

When the Wild and Tame Collide

North Carolina has a surprising number of feral pigs roaming the countryside. They might be fun to hunt, but they’re not fun for..

March 21, 2016
When the Snake Bites, the Biggest Pain Can Be in the Wallet

When the Snake Bites, the Biggest Pain Can Be in the Wallet

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..

March 14, 2016
Zika Virus Exposes Weaknesses in Public Health

Zika Virus Exposes Weaknesses in Public Health

Years of budget cuts to public health agencies could leave workers stretched thin and the population vulnerable. By Michael Ollove..

February 26, 2016
Human, Animal Health Experts Work Together on This Year’s Flu Prevention

Human, Animal Health Experts Work Together on This Year’s Flu Prevention

It’s the time of year when public health officials prepare for human flu. But this year’s preparations are complicated by the..

December 11, 2015
Petting Zoos Becoming a Thing of the Past at N.C. State Fair

Petting Zoos Becoming a Thing of the Past at N.C. State Fair

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..

October 20, 2015
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