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Several North Carolina based organizations sign letter calling on Walmart to Go Solar

Environmental organizations from North Carolina are calling on Walmart to commit to installing solar panels on all its viable roofs and parking lots by 2035 in a letter released Friday. 

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Statement: North Carolina Environmental Leaders to Congress: "It’s time to phase out PFAS"

Local environmental health leaders and activists gathered at Lake Raleigh Friday morning to urge North Carolina Senators Burr and Tillis to support efforts to ban PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a highly toxic class of chemicals, from food packaging across the country.

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Report | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Trouble in the Air

More than one in six Americans, 58.4 million people, suffered through more than 100 days of elevated air pollution in 2020. Our report calls attention to the very real public health problems air pollution causes in both cities and rural areas across the country, such as asthma, heart issues, and premature death. It explains how global warming will make air pollution worse, and why tackling climate pollution has an impact on air quality. 

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Report examines America’s waste problem over past 3 years

Every year, the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds of trash. Together, Americans throw out enough plastic each year to fill up the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium --- the largest NFL football stadium --- 565 times over. To make matters worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a spiraling epidemic of waste, particularly when it comes to plastic. 

 

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Report | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Trash in America

The United States produces too much waste. Natural resources are continually extracted to produce goods that are used in the U.S. – often only briefly – before they are thrown into landfills, incinerators or the natural environment. This system of consumption and disposal results in the waste of precious resources and in pollution that threatens our health, environment and the global climate. Because the costs of this system fall on society at large – not on the producers and consumers who drive it – there are few direct incentives for change.

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