water quality http://wfae.org en NC And Climate Change, Part 2: The Top Threats http://wfae.org/post/nc-and-climate-change-part-2-top-threats <p>The southeast United States faces a host of threats from climate change. Intensifying temperatures and extreme weather could affect anything from dam safety to airport tarmacs to the range of diseases that can thrive. The most recent National Climate Assessment points to three areas most threatened: coastal communities, the agriculture industry, and water availability. In the second of a three part series, WFAE looks at how the state is, or isn’t, preparing to adapt.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ben Bradford 51860 at http://wfae.org NC And Climate Change, Part 2: The Top Threats Alcoa Deal At Heart Of Relicensing Effort On Shaky Ground http://wfae.org/post/alcoa-deal-heart-relicensing-effort-shaky-ground <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A long-standing agreement that forms the basis of Alcoa&#39;s quest for a new 50-year license to operate dams on the Yadkin River is in question. One state agency that signed onto the agreement has pulled out and other signers are pondering the same thing.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:28:11 +0000 Julie Rose 37300 at http://wfae.org Alcoa Deal At Heart Of Relicensing Effort On Shaky Ground State Releases Final Proposed Coal Ash Settlement With Duke http://wfae.org/post/state-releases-final-proposed-coal-ash-settlement-duke <p>State water regulators and Duke Energy want to wrap up a lawsuit over possible contamination to rivers that feed water supplies for Asheville and Charlotte. The state released a final proposed settlement Tuesday, but environmental groups say it lacks teeth.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 02:42:04 +0000 Ben Bradford 36983 at http://wfae.org State Releases Final Proposed Coal Ash Settlement With Duke