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Endangered red wolves get immediate reprieve, still need urgent action

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will delay changes to regulations governing the management of endangered wild red wolves whi...

Agreement reached on Chemours’ North Carolina pollution

An agreement signed today requires longtime polluter Chemours to start cutting back on the toxins it’s sending into the Cape Fear River. The cons...

Water quality in Triangle at risk as massive development advances

There are a lot of moving pieces to establishing a 55,000-person development on the outskirts of a town with a current population of 4,000. The T...

Duke Energy confirms groundwater pollution at coal ash sites

Every Duke Energy coal ash site in the Carolinas is polluting groundwater, according to Duke Energy’s own filings. The only sites that are not po...

Court victory: Wild red wolves get another chance at survival

Today a court in North Carolina ruled that federal officials violated legal requirements to protect and recover the world’s last wild red wolves....

More than 300 acres to be protected to offset harm from N.C. bypass

The Yadkin Riverkeeper, a nonprofit conservation group represented by SELC, in partnership with Catawba Lands Conservancy, today announced the pu...

Filing asks N.C. court to invalidate four constitutional amendment proposals

The North Carolina NAACP, Clean Air Carolina, SELC, and Forward Justice today filed a motion for Summary Judgment in their case challenging four...

SELC op-ed: N.C. water woes require action, not just research

As North Carolina wrestles with how to handle new contaminants like GenX being found in the state’s drinking water sources, the General Assembly...

Smithfield plans don’t solve massive pollution problems from hog waste lagoons

Late yesterday industrial hog producer Smithfield announced its response to massive criticism it received in the wake of recent hurricanes and fo...

Speak up now to oppose destructive $2.2 billion 540 toll project

In the midst of recovery from Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has submitted an application for permits so tha...

As floodwaters persist, threats from Florence grow

More than a week after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast, the devastating reality is that more flooding is expected as rivers conti...

Florence in photos

These photos are just a sliver of the many ways Hurricane Florence clobbered our region as she lumbered through after making landfall on Friday,...

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