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Treasury and IRS say economic impact checks for COVID-19 to begin in next three weeks. And states deal with collision of coronavirus and homelessness.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - NC: Environment

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Fort Bragg is one of many military bases and installations working toward higher energy efficiency and independence. The Army base is using cutting-edge technology including solar power, biofuels and thermal-energy storage. Former Sen. John Warner, R-Va., toured the Fayettevill

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Putting North Carolina's budget back in the black by cutting funding for environmental regulation could put the state's economy in the red. That's the opinion voiced by a majority of North Carolina voters in a new poll. Eighty-three percent of those surveyed agreed that protectin

CARY, N.C. - Solar panels are taking a 21st-century turn with a new technology which enables panels to tilt in the direction of the sun. "Solar trackers" have been used in Europe and Asia, and now are being introduced to North Carolina. The solar farm in Cary already uses them. Brett Carlson, U.S.

RALEIGH, N.C. - The mercury in the air North Carolinians breathe is expected to be reduced significantly by new standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency. The standards will require coal-fired power plants to install the maximum controls available to reduce mercury air pollution. M

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The possible reopening of a landfill in Greensboro is generating a stink around the state, as groups express concern over its impact on the community and economy. The White Street Landfill in Greensboro was closed to municipal waste five years ago, but now the city may try to reop

MORGANTON, N.C. - Mercury, arsenic and dioxins emitted by coal-fired power plants would have to be reduced under proposed rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week. While the restrictions are written for public-health benefits under the Clean Air Act, a national sportsmen

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - When it comes to rebuilding North Carolina's post-recession economy, some in the state's education system are banking that "green jobs" will help Tarheel workers get back in the black. Statewide, the clean-energy economy grew more than twice as fast as did traditional jobs in the

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Fracking is an unfamiliar term to most North Carolinians, but environmental groups maintain that Tarheelers should learn about its impact. The word describes a process that involves blasting rock underground with a chemical/water mixture to extract deep pockets of natural gas. The

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