Environment

Local News
9:32 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Several Hundred Trees Cleared Since Billboard Law's Passage

A billboard sits in front of trees on a highway in Asheville, North Carolina. There are a little over 8,000 billboards in the state.
Zen Sutherland/Flickr

A new North Carolina law that allows the state to override local tree-protection ordinances has resulted in the loss of several hundred trees that covered at least 50 acres near billboards in Charlotte, according to the city's arborist. 


How the legislation is implemented is still being determined by the state Department of Transportation. The process involves a public comment period that ends Friday.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Air

Air: The Restless Shaper of the World by William Bryant Logan

Air is all around us, and we breathe 30,000 times a day. We depend on air for life itself, but how much do we know about it? Author William Bryant Logan has asked, and attempted to answer many questions about air that we might never have thought to consider. He’s put them into his new book, Air: The Restless Shaper of the World. He’ll join us to talk about the many ways we interact with air, and the many forms that air takes.

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