environment http://publicradioeast.org en Coal Ash Ponds in Eastern North Carolina http://publicradioeast.org/post/coal-ash-ponds-eastern-north-carolina <p>Coal ash ponds are making headlines in North Carolina, and the news isn’t good. Lee Jenkins has more on new proposed legislation and the state of coal ash pits in the eastern part of the state.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:26:04 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 44638 at http://publicradioeast.org Endangered Species Act Turns 40 http://publicradioeast.org/post/endangered-species-act-turns-40 <p>The Endangered Species Act is now 40 years old.&nbsp; We speak with an expert about how the ESA has helped animal populations like red wolves and red-cockaded woodpeckers make a comeback in eastern North Carolina.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:49:01 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 31206 at http://publicradioeast.org Proposed Fumigation Facility Raises Concerns http://publicradioeast.org/post/proposed-fumigation-facility-raises-concerns <P>Methyl bromide gas is considered a hazardous air pollutant by the EPA.&nbsp; A fumigation facility proposed for the Morehead City port wants to use the chemical to treat lumber before export. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:56:08 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 20118 at http://publicradioeast.org More Landfill Space Could Open Up in North Carolina http://publicradioeast.org/post/more-landfill-space-could-open-north-carolina <p>North Carolina Waste disposal companies could have more room to build landfills in legislation that changes a 2007 law designed to discourage out-of-state trash from being shipped Down East. Jared Brumbaugh has more.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:58:46 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 19340 at http://publicradioeast.org Onslow County Students Turn Trash Into Treasure http://publicradioeast.org/post/onslow-county-students-turn-trash-treasure <p>We explain how some Onslow County students are doing their part to help the environment by transforming their Styrofoam lunch trays into recyclable material.</p><p>Onslow County students are taking a bite out of grime, working to recycle the Styrofoam lunch trays their schools throw out every day. And, boy, do they throw out a lot of trays. According to Onslow County’s Solid Waste and Landfill Assistant Director Lisa Rider, the school district goes through over 19,000 trays in a single day. To make matters worse, the trays can remain in the landfill forever.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:33:27 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 16463 at http://publicradioeast.org Pamlico County Wind Farm Project's Possible Impact on Cherry Point http://publicradioeast.org/post/pamlico-county-wind-farm-projects-possible-impact-cherry-point-0 <p><span class="tease"><span>This week on the Down East Journal, we explore the controversy over proposed wind energy turbines possibly interfering with Cherry Point base operations. Some say the wind projects planned for Pamlico and Beaufort counties may play into possible BRAC base closures. </span></span></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:57:13 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 7038 at http://publicradioeast.org Pamlico County Wind Farm Project's Possible Impact on Cherry Point