environment

Charlotte’s Innovation Barn to open in July with sustainable craft beer bar

After three long years, Charlotte’s Innovation Barn will finally welcome people into its space this weekend, ahead of a grand opening this summer. Its...

Timeline: The latest on the awful smell along the N.C./S.C. line

The notorious stench still lingers around the New Indy paper mill, but as of this week, the mill has shared its draft on how to reduce emissions and control...

City of Charlotte trashes plastic bags for yard waste

The city of Charlotte is banning plastic bags for the collection of yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, small limbs, brush) for sustainability reasons,...

Remembering the cankerworm

What’s to miss about the cankerworm, anyhow? Certainly not their nature, or regard for our personal space. Certainly not the way they’d cling to a...

Sustainable craft beer bar coming to Belmont inside the Innovation Barn

An old horse barn in the Belmont neighborhood will soon be home to a 36,000-square-foot mixed-use space dedicated to making Charlotte a more sustainable city....

Earth Day: More waste, cleaner air, and other side effects of COVID-19 on Charlotte’s environment

Fifty years ago, on the very first Earth Day, about 30 high school and college students gathered outside what was then Charlotte’s City Hall and stood around...

Meet 14-year-old Mary Ellis Stevens, Charlotte’s own Greta Thunberg

For the last 30 Fridays, starting in the cold rain on February 22, 14-year-old activist Mary Ellis Stevens has gone out to protest. Usually it’s in front...

So you want to Adopt-A-Stream?

Some of my favorite memories growing up involve my siblings and me “exploring” the creeks near our house. Streams are their own micro-ecosystems,...