Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center Latest Blog Posts

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Ian Corbet
Conservation America Campaign, Associate

The consumer goods giant continues to make irresponsible use of the world’s forests.

In a world overrun by plastic pollution, Thanksgiving shouldn’t come with a side of plastic. That's why we're calling on Whole Foods to take action.

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Krista Early
Advocate, Environment North Carolina

As we mark the fifth anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change this week, our country is promising to cooperate once again on solving this existential challenge for our nation and for the world. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the Paris Agreement as one of his first actions in office. While we cannot make up the time we’ve lost, it’s important to take a broader look at the past four years, because, despite the failure by our executive branch, there has been progress thanks to states across the nation. 

Energy saving tips that are written in the stars

Stealing your energy and the TPIN costume contest trophy

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John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

There is still time for the EPA reverse course on the Lead and Copper Rule - and stop the widespread contamination of our drinking water.

In the past couple weeks, there has been speculation that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon finalize its update to the nation’s regulation on lead in drinking water, known as the Lead & Copper Rule. Indeed, the agency has sent the rule over to the White House for final review. 

So, here is my urgent plea to the Trump administration: don’t do it.

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We've been working for decades to protect this 19 million acre wilderness, and we're not giving up now.

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Alex Ferraro
Content Creator

One of the issues that most reliably gets people excited and engaged is our campaign to defend our public lands, especially the Tongass National Forest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion owes to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.

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Jamie Lockwood
Climate and Clean Energy Associate, Environment North Carolina

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Our coast and marine life are still impacted by this devastating event and are still at risk from other offshore drilling disasters. Americans from coast to coast recognized this, and decided to speak out. 

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Michaela Morris
Associate, Protect Our Oceans, Environment America

Check out the following list of some of our favorite ocean livestreams. These livestreams dive deep into the big blue sea, exploring everything from jellies to coral reefs.