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Major flaws in the state's industrial recruitment strategy exist: criteria for seeking new industries do not include significant environmental considerations and they ignore worker health factors entirely.
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NC Insight (NoCar JK 4101 .N3x), Vol. 5 Issue 1, May 1982, p27-35, il, bibl, f
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25280
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Trees do more for the environment than most people think about. Without them, billions of dollars more would be needed to manage storm water alone. Trees are essentially the backbone of a healthy environment.
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Currents (NoCar TD 171.3 P3 P35x), Vol. 23 Issue 3, Summer 2004, p4, il
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25777
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Cardiovascular disease, obesity, Crone’s disease, allergies, lupus, and many more inflammatory diseases are being exposed by Dr. William Joel Meggs, professor of emergency medicine and medical toxicology at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine. Meggs argues that environmental factors, diet, chemical exposure, and air pollution are just a few things that can trigger inflammation, something he wishes to examine further as the president of the newly created Environmental Health Research Foundation.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Spring 2005, p28-30 Periodical Website
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31319
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With homes and businesses overtaking Mecklenburg County’s available land, some bird species are displacing others, leaving behind a less diverse population. One conservation biologist and his team are monitoring the changes, and what they mean for the county’s overall environmental health.
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32169
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Opossums are serving as powerful biomedical tools in studies being conducted by Dr. William Jurgelsky at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, near Raleigh. The newborn opossum is much like a two-month old human fetus in its ability to serve as a unique animal model for testing the effect of suspected toxins on infant development. This article discusses Jurgelsky’s experiments and discoveries in fetal development.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 3 Issue 7, July 1971, p20-21, il, por Periodical Website
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33288
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The North Carolina Citizen Survey, conducted in the fall of 1983 and 1984, contained questions on environmental issues facing North Carolina. The results found that North Carolinians place high value on environmental quality and maintenance, and the majority consider the state’s environment to be good. Waste disposal is seen as the primary threat to the environment.
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34029
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Responding to criticism of the way North Carolina’s environmental regulation programs are organized, Governor James G. Martin proposed in February that environmental regulatory, environmental health, and natural resource programs be consolidated into a new department to be called the North Carolina Department of Health and Environment. This article discusses the proposed reorganization and issues that have emerged between environmentalists and business leaders.
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34201
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The 1991-92 Green Index, issued by the Institute for Southern Studies of Durham, ranks North Carolina’s environmental conditions and policies slightly above average when compared to other states. The Green Index is a set of 256 indicators that measure and rank conditions of environmental health.