3:53 am
Fri June 26, 2015

City Asks For Residents' Help To Find Extent of Methane Plume

Stacey Smith of Smith Gardner Engineers explains the results of methane testing to residents and property owners near Bowman Gray Stadium.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

Winston-Salem officials are trying to find the boundaries of a methane gas plume in the area near Bowman Gray Stadium. They met with residents Thursday, asking for their permission to take samples inside their homes and on their properties.

Assistant City manager Greg Turner says high levels have been found in the stadium’s parking lot, but so far not inside the homes nearby.

“We know that of the 14 houses that we’ve tested, none have come back positive. But we still want to make sure," he says.

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6:19 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Environmentalists See Opportunity In Leadership Change At DENR

John Skvarla will replace Sharon Decker as state commerce secretary.
Credit North Carolina Department of Natural Resources

State environmental groups are hoping for stronger protections  now that the head of natural resources is moving on. John E Skvarla III is taking another position leading the state Commerce Department.

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4:56 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Environment Ranks Low Among Voter Concerns

Credit By Ostroff Law (Fracking Injury Lawyer) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

It’s been a big year for environmental news in North Carolina. First there was a major coal ash spill into the   Dan River in February that raised concerns about water quality. 

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1:54 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Governor Refuses To Sign Duke Energy Legislation

Credit Hal Goodtree

North Carolina's Governor Pat McCrory says he won't sign new regulations on Duke Energy's toxic coal ash pits because he believes it includes an unconstitutional provision.

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Radio Camp
10:19 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Helping Guilford College Grow in Environmental Sustainability: Dave Petree

Radio Camper Josie Patch speaks with Dave Petree, Guilford College's Director of Environmental Sustainability
Credit Mary Heisey

Dave Petree is the Director of Environmental Sustainability at Guilford College. He has worked at the college for 20 years. Dave started out as a campus caretaker for the grounds but was promoted to Director of Environmental Sustainability. As Director, he has new ideas for Guilford College. Dave sat down with WFDD Radio Camper Josie Patch to talk about his career.

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1:13 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Creek Week Returns to Forsyth County Saturday

A scene from last year's Creek Week.
Credit Photo from the Flickr site of the City of Winston-Salem

You can discover, explore and learn more about Forsyth County’s water sources starting Saturday.

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11:48 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Greensboro Woman Organizes Dan River Spill Protest

Kathy Clark started Coal Ash Wednesday to protest the Feb. 2 spill into the Dan River.
Credit Photo courtesy of Kathy Clark

A Greensboro woman is urging people to power down to protest the Dan River coal ash spill.

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4:07 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Causes Concerns About Public Drinking Water

Scientists with Appalachian Voices are collecting water samples from the Dan River in Eden.
Credit Photo by Eric Chance / Appalachian Voices

State and federal environmental officials are continuing their investigations of a coal ash spill into the Dan River in Rockingham County.

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