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Mussel Sensors Pave the Way for New Environmental Monitoring Tools

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North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new system to remotely monitor the behavior of freshwater mussels with the potential to warn scientists of aquatic pollutants.

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N.C. Advocates Call for State Action on Rent, Utility Assistance

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In March 8 letters to state officials, activists said that hundreds of thousands of struggling families in North Carolina will remain at risk of eviction and utility shut-offs if further action is not taken before the end of the month.

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Communities call out Duke Energy’s harmful impacts

People from states served by Duke Energy recently testified before the newly formed, independent People’s Commission that the utility’s record on coal ash, electric rates and other issues is harming communities.

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Federal funding can’t protect 100,000s of NC families from eviction and utility shutoffs

Raleigh, NC — Despite last week’s passage of legislation allocating nearly $500 million for emergency rent and utility assistance, hundreds of thousands of struggling families in North Carolina will remain at risk of eviction and disconnection from water and energy

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NC Utility Customers: Know your rights and resources

We put together a resource guide for residents in North Carolina who are in danger of having vital water and electric services disconnected during the pandemic.

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Funding to assist NC families with rent, utilities during Covid runs out today

CONTACT: Rory McIlmoil, Appalachian Voices, rory@appvoices.org, (423) 433-9415 Jovita Lee, Center for Biological Diversity, jlee@biologicaldiversity.org, (919) 925-2486 As of 6 pm today, the roughly $175 million allocated for Governor Roy Cooper’s HOPE program — which has provided financial relief for

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Groups take legal action to support North Carolina denial of Southgate pipeline

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CONTACT: Ridge Graham, Appalachian Voices, (828) 994-7444, ridge@appvoices.org Perrin de Jong, Center for Biological Diversity, (828) 595-1862, perrin@biologicaldiversity.org Doug Jackson, Sierra Club, (202) 495-3045, doug.jackson@sierraclub.org RICHMOND, Va.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Appalachian Voices and Sierra Club filed a motion

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Energy cost hike would burden N.C. families

The Covid and economic crisis has laid bare the monthly struggle too many Americans have faced for a long time — whether to pay their electric bill or buy other essentials like food, medicine or school supplies and risk having their power shut off.

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More Than 1 Million North Carolinians Face Utility Shutoffs

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The last of North Carolina’s moratoriums on utility shutoffs expired in August. While Gov. Roy Cooper allocated $175 million in rent and utility bill assistance, consumer advocates say that it won’t be nearly enough.

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Duke Energy’s sham plan for net-zero carbon

Duke Energy’s failure to move quickly to clean energy would worsen global warming, put the public’s health at risk, and hurt North Carolina families and businesses.

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