North Carolina’s Appalachian State University won the people’s choice award.
If the world’s population (currently about 6.9 billion people) lived in one city, how big would that city be at different densities?
North Carolina gets $4M to study a connection to Richmond, VA.
Access to clean water represents one of the single largest problems facing humanity today. Type in your address here to see what the future might hold.
Legislative actions drag North Carolina backwards at a time when we are among the fastest growing states in the nation.
The Wake Board of Commissioners announced last week that they’ll postpone holding a ballot referendum to fund a regional public transit system.
We’re learning exciting, effective good growth planning strategies that Raleigh and Wake County could benefit from. Some important lessons highlighted at the conference.
Falls Lake is Raleigh and Eastern Wake’s main drinking water source (so probably YOUR water!), and it’s very polluted.
‘The Good Life’ gets a good shakedown.
Raleigh is planning to offer incentives for homeowners who use rainwater catchment devices and drought resistant landscape solutions.
Bleh, cockroaches. Do your part to preserve our species and prevent a takeover by the cockroach empire: kill roaches with least-toxic methods!
Beautiful new video from Toxic Free NC. Features photos and interviews with tobacco workers, all from within an hour’s drive of Raleigh. (photo by A. Duncan Pardo)
I am all about the beach this summer, and I’m learning to be all about sunscreen that doesn’t contain toxic endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The Longview pool may be closing after this week (booo!!!) and the kids may be headed back to school soon, but summer’s not over yet, darnit, and there’s still plenty of time to hit the beach! Read on for more on toxic-free sunscreens, and rock on with your tanned-not-burned self.
Today the city council voted to move forward with negotiating a lease agreement to build the Carolina’s largest solar array in Raleigh.
Eating organic is not just for hippies, or yuppies for that matter, and it isn’t just “fancy” food, either. It’s for YOU. It’s french fries, hamburgers and apple juice just as much as it’s arugula and tofu, and it’s really important for your health, for your babies - be they actual or potential - for our environment, and for our economy. I’m serious! In this week’s Toxic Free NC Tip, I bring you some of the whys and hows of eating organic on the cheap.
Can you draw a cooler bug than this dorkfest? The Great Bug Draw Off is coming up First Friday August 7th. Artists of Raleigh, this is your call - come draw bugs and help raise money for a great cause. Deets inside…
So, you’ve got weeds, and no one seems to think spritzing them with Roundup is any big deal, but you’re skeptical, and well you should be. Read on for more about this crazy chemical, and some ideas for getting rid of weeds without it.
I heartily recommend the Bain Project installation to anyone who hasn’t been out to see it yet, but - and I say this out of love - the place is full of peeling dusty corroded lead-based paint, and you should think long and hard before bringing your kids. While we’re on the subject, there are lots of misconceptions about lead poisoning - how it happens, where it happens, and even that it still happens at all. It does!! Please read on if you have kids or would like to some day.
Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Raleigh any more.
If you grow it, they will come.
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