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Making Air Pollution Visible

Making Air Pollution Visible

Smaller, cheaper monitors can turn non-experts into air pollution sleuths, if the devices work as promised and the sampling approach is..

August 23, 2016 with 0 Comments
Davies: State Public Health Workers Lack Confidence in Health Director

Davies: State Public Health Workers Lack Confidence in Health Director

Former State Epidemiologist Megan Davies recounts how workers in the Division of Public Health told her they felt betrayed by the person..

August 19, 2016 with 3 Comments
Making Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ Community a Priority

Making Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ Community a Priority

The rate of suicide in the transgender community is staggeringly high. This week, activists gathered in Asheville to find ways to change..

August 16, 2016 with 1 Comment
Coal Ash & Water: Timeline of a Controversy

Coal Ash & Water: Timeline of a Controversy

By Catherine Clabby & Rose Hoban ++ February 2014: Storm water pipe breaks under a 27-acre coal ash pond, spilling 38,000 tons of coal..

August 12, 2016 with 0 Comments
State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

There are more seniors who have no one to look in on them when things go wrong. How should the state respond to them? By Thomas Goldsmith..

August 4, 2016
Food Banks in NC Shift To Healthy Choices

Food Banks in NC Shift To Healthy Choices

Food banks across the state are making efforts to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables. By Minali Nigam In North Carolina, one in six..

August 3, 2016
Cleaner Air, For Now?

Cleaner Air, For Now?

In the same week North Carolina’s environmental regulators hail air quality improvements, environmentalists accuse state officials of..

August 1, 2016
Dispatch From the International AIDS Conference: So Different, So Similar

Dispatch From the International AIDS Conference: So Different, So Similar

Lee Storrow, the head of the NC AIDS Action Network is in Durban, South Africa for the 2016 International Conference on AIDS to present his..

July 20, 2016
Pointing Subsistence Fishermen to Safer Catches

Pointing Subsistence Fishermen to Safer Catches

Groups are trying to better warn people about risks from eating contaminated fish caught in tainted waters. By Catherine Clabby A young..

July 19, 2016
Risk of Fatal Infection Keeps Whitewater Closed

Risk of Fatal Infection Keeps Whitewater Closed

Microbiology experts say too little chlorine in the water at the U.S. Whitewater Center contributed to the growth of a deadly amoeba. By..

July 13, 2016
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