Environment

Electric Camel Pod(cast) – Creek Week & The Importance Your Drinking Water

Electric Camel Pod(cast) – Creek Week & The Importance Your Drinking Water

Tim & Chad take time out to speak with Roseann L’Esperance from the City of Winston-Salem about the upcoming Creek Week events.  They discuss all of the things that are going to in our drinking water, including over 14 million pounds of dog poop a year.  Not just delivering bad news, […]

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Operation Medicine Drop Coming March 16th

By Staff   The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Yadkin Riverkeeper, are sponsoring a drug abuse prevention event, named Operation Medicine Drop. All Forsyth County residents are encouraged to bring expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications in their homes to be properly disposed. Operation Medicine Drop is […]

by · March 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Environment
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Creek Week volunteer Opportunities Still Available

By Staff   Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful and the Yadkin Riverkeeper are still accepting volunteers for the annual Great American Cleanup in Winston-Salem and a waterborne Yadkin River Cleanup, both to be held Saturday, March 21, in conjunction with Forsyth Creek Week. During the annual Great American Cleanup in Winston-Salem, local […]

by · March 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Environment
CCD Editorial Cartoon – America’s Perception Problem

CCD Editorial Cartoon – America’s Perception Problem

By Andrew David Cox       Andrew David Cox, from Pfafftown, is a cartoonist, painter and illustrator who specializes in editorial cartoons and political art. Cox drew editorial cartoons for The Appalachian, the student newspaper of Appalachian State, from August of 2012 to May of 2014. His student cartooning […]

by · February 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Environment
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3rd Shift- Country Club Liberals and the Broader Truth About Hanes/Lowrance

By Chad Nance   “I’ve found the black community to be very well informed about environmental issues, and that’s because they live them every day. One of my minority neighborhoods had to fight against a cement factory. Another had to fight against a waste facility in their community. So most […]

by · February 11, 2015 · 9 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Environment
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Hanes/Lowrance- Information Session on Vapor Intrusion at SciWorks on Monday

By Staff With help from the Superfund Research Program in the UNC School of Public Health, a free informational session on vapor intrusion has been organized for Monday, February 9, from 6:30-8:30pm at SciWorks. Lenny Siegel of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight will explain vapor intrusion, testing and remediation options. […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Environment
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Semantics, Politics & Science – No Easy Solutions for Hanes/Lowrance

by Carissa Joines   Elected officials with direct influence over the current matter with the Hanes/Lowrance campus have met this week to make determinations about how to best address the issues – from the viewpoints of both science and public perception.   On Tuesday, the full school board met in […]

One Year After Dan River/Belewes Creek Coal Ash Spill – Remembering the Wisdom of Annie Fulp Brown

One Year After Dan River/Belewes Creek Coal Ash Spill – Remembering the Wisdom of Annie Fulp Brown

Video Documentary work by Arley Wolber It has been 1 year this week since a Duke Energy coal ash pond was found to be leaking a cornucopia of toxic chemicals into the Dan River and it’s tributaries.  In Stokes and Rockingham counties  citizens came forward to let the world know […]

by · February 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Environment
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Hanes/Lowrance – The Symptom Not the Disease

By Carissa Joines “It is the natural tendency of the ignorant to believe what is not true. In order to overcome that tendency it is not sufficient to exhibit the true; it is also necessary to expose and denounce the false.” “The truth, indeed, is something that mankind, for some […]

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Forsyth Co Public Health Agencies Supplying Free Radon Test Kits While Supplies Last

By Staff As the winter season brings colder weather to North Carolina and families close windows and doors to keep warm, now is an excellent time to make plans for radon testing in your home. Radon is the odorless, colorless gas that is formed by the natural decay of uranium […]

by · February 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Environment